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Emergency Kit

Basic Emergency Kit

Place the following items in a backpack, storage bin or large canvas bag:

  • Drinking water — two litres per person per day, for at least three days
  • Non-perishable food — enough for at least three days
  • Hand can opener
  • Battery-operated radio — spare batteries
  • Flashlight — spare batteries
  • First aid kit — bandages, gauze sterile pads, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, antiseptic, pain medication
  • Personal care items — tooth brushes , towels, soap, toilet paper, plastic bags
  • Blankets
  • Cash and coins
  • A set of house and car keys
  • Whistle — to signal rescuers of your presence
  • Candles
  • Lighter and/or matches
  • Multi-purpose pocket knife
  • Dust masks — to filter contaminated air
  • Important personal documents — Photocopies: I.D., home and automobile insurance policies, medication and eyeglass prescriptions, safety plan and emergency contact list  (6,77 Mo).

Also think about including the following:

  • Particular needs of your family — medication, medical equipment, special food
  • Babies — infant formula, disposable diapers, baby bottles
  • Pets — food, medication, leach

Emergency Kit for Your Automobile

If your automobile breaks down in winter or if you're in an accident, you will find having the following items in your vehicle useful:

  • Shovel, snowbrush and scraper
  • Sand or salt
  • Traction mats
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • First aid kit and manual, scissors to cut seat belts
  • Highway flares or warning light
  • Water bottles and non-perishable food
  • Booster cables
  • Matches and candles in a metal box or plastic bag — to stay warm, heat a drink or for light
  • Blankets
  • Warm clothing and spare boots
  • Road maps
  • 25-cent coins (at least 2) or a calling card — if you don't have a cell phone
  • Joint report — order your copy from the Groupement des assureurs automobiles by calling 514 288-4321 or 1 877 288-4321 (toll free) or online , under Documents.

Prepared Kits

You can purchase prepared kits from the following organizations: