Get Prepared

Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. Be ready. With a little preparation, you can respond quickly to help yourself and others. Understand the risks in your area, create a household emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

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Learn about hazards and emergencies

Learn about the hazards that can lead to emergencies.

Get prepared

Learn how to prepare your household for emergencies.

Guides and resources

Get information, safety tips, posters, presentations and more to help you get prepared.

With a little preparation, you can be ready for anything


We see a family in the kitchen.

The lights flicker. Thunder crashes.

Sound of a notification alert from phone.

Mom receives an alert message.

Notification reads: Extreme weather warning! Severe thunderstorm alert.

The family shares a look and moves into action.

MUSIC STARTS: ♪ action music ♪

Emergency contact list on fridge flutters in the wind.

The boy opens a drawer full of emergency supplies.

Narrator: You have prepared for this.

Mom opens bathroom cabinet and grabs medicine.

Dad opens emergency kit, revealing a first aid kit

Narrator: And you know the disaster risks in your area.

Family pass each other in the hall.

The older boy drops blankets from second floor landing to his younger brother waiting below.

Narrator: You have made a plan.

Dad walks down to the basement.

Older boy grabs radio and candles from drawer.

Narrator: And you’ve got your supplies.

Dad grabs canned goods.

Narrator: With a little preparation…

Mom grabs water.

Narrator: You can be ready for anything.

Family reconvenes into the living room.

Thunder crashes. Lights go out.

Flashlights go on.

Narrator: See how at

TEXT ON SCREEN: See how at

Narrator: A message from the Government of Canada.

Canada wordmark.

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When emergencies happen, having a plan in place is the best way to respond quickly and protect your family, your community and your property. Make a plan now – before you need one.


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