Emergency Preparedness for Children
During a disaster or emergency, children may require individual plans or supplies. Just as it’s important for every household to prepare an Emergency Preparedness Plan and 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit, it is essential to incorporate the needs of the children within your household into that plan or kit.
When preparing a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan, it is important to incorporate the special needs of children. The following reminders/tips will help those who may require assistance before, during and/or after a disaster or emergency.
- Toys for your child to play with
- Additional clothing
- Diapers, formula, wipes and other specialized items
- Recent photo of your child, identification and finger prints
- Emergency contact lists in case they are unable to get hold of a parent
It is important to educate and to involve children in family emergency planning using the three fundamental steps:
- Know the Risks
- Make a Plan
- Get a Kit
Important LinksCanadian Red Cross