An emergency plan helps everyone in your family know what to do in an emergency, how to contact each other and where to meet.
Make a plan for your family. It will take about 20 minutes. Give a copy to every member of your family.
Your emergency plan should include:
2 ways out of each room of your home in case of fire
Emergency exits from your home
Escape routes from your neighbourhood
Meeting places for your family to reconnect
Designated caregivers for children
Meeting special health needs
Shelter for pets
Emergency contacts and important information
Utility shut offs and home instructions
Make an emergency plan for people with disabilities and special needs
- Emergency preparedness guide for people with disabilities and special needs
- Emergency planning and preparedness for people with disabilities in Canada's north
Test your plan
Read and review your emergency plan with your family twice a year. Make adjustments for seasonal conditions; practice your escape routes and update your emergency contacts’ information.
Preparing for emergencies guide
This guide will help you think about risks, and the steps you can take to protect your life and property.