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Emergency Guide Template

A FREE Guide to Emergency Preparedness

Creating an emergency plan can be daunting. That’s why the Total Prepare experts put together this guide. Inside, you can learn about 10 of Canada’s most dangerous natural hazards, create a communication and reunification plan, and plan your emergency supplies. It’s form-fillable, and can be printed for placement in a binder or folder. Take the guesswork out of your family’s safety. Having a comprehensive emergency plan in place can reduce stress and help bring peace of mind. This guide contains a child page, and a pet page. Print extra copies of these pages for each child, or omit them if they are unnecessary for your household.

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Emergency planning made easy - emergency guide on mobile phone

Emergency planning made easy.


Why should I have an emergency plan?

No matter where you live, there will be emergencies. Winter storms, power outages, house fires, floods, and other hazards are common in Canada and effect thousands of people every year. Emergencies can be scary and disorienting, putting lives and property at risk.

Having a clear, documented plan for emergencies helps to give structure to what is otherwise a chaotic time. Emergency contacts, meeting places, and the locations of key items are all to hand when you need them.

Try to review your emergency plan with your household at least once a year so everyone knows the basics and make sure everyone knows where to find it.

Do I need to fill out the form on the computer?

Prefer the feel of pen and paper? No problem! Simply print out the plan and fill in the blanks – the spaces and prompts will still be there.

Do I have to print out the emergency plan?

It’s the digital age! Not everyone has a printer handy. If you prefer, the plan can be filled in and saved with the new information. Smart phones can display PDF files, so you can still have your plan handy to reference.

We do recommend having a paper copy on hand in case your devices aren’t available in an emergency. Your local library will usually let you print for a small fee.

What information will I need to fill out the plan?

This plan includes a section for a communication plan, as well as sections to fill out on emergency kits and supplies. To fill these in, you’ll need to gather a lot of information about your local services, your child’s school (if applicable), and your insurance information. Much of this information will be available online through a search engine.

If you already own an emergency kit, we recommend having it nearby for reference.

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Someone filling out their free emergency plan.

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