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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:

  1. Know the Risks
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Get a Kit

Important Links

Canadian Red Cross

FLOOD RECOVERY: Information and resources