Be Prepared! Do you have the resources to survive if something unexpected happens?
Prepare your 72 hour emergency kit today
Check out a short video on the basic necessities to include in your kit. Make your kit accessible and readily available.
Items to include:
- two litres of water per person per day
- canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
- manual can opener
- flashlight and batteries
- battery-powered or wind-up radio
- first aid kit
- special needs items - Prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
- extra keys for your car and house
- cash - include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
- sunscreen and sunglasses (with full UVA and UVB protection)
- emergency plan - Include a copy of it and ensure it contains in-town and out-of-town contact information
- emergency car kit - items to include
Create your Emergency Preparedness Action Plan using the Emergency Management Ontario's online tool.
City of Pickering Community Emergency Management Plan
This plan defines and coordinates how specific functional actions are to be addressed during an emergency or crisis event. View the plan [PDF]
Objectives of the plan:
a) Protect and preserve life, property, economy, and the environment at single and multi-site emergencies;
b) Minimize the effects of the emergency on the community of Pickering, including its inhabitants, property, and natural environment;
c) Restore essential services;
d) Manage the Recovery Phase;
e) Assist other Durham area municipalities as requested in responding to their emergencies or crises; and
f) Provide resources to other communities outside the Region, as requested.
View the City's Pet Animal Services Emergency Plan, which outlines important preparedness measures that pertain specifically to animals.