THE FIRST
72 HOURS

INDIVIDUALS

About Individual Preparedness

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness encourages you and your family to follow the Get Ready Program - which will only take you 20 minutes - and could make a world of difference in
an emergency.

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or confine you to your home!

What would you do if you did not have water, gas, electricity or telephones after a
major emergency?

No matter how well your community has planned their response to an emergency, in the event of a large-scale incident, first response resources may quickly
become overwhelmed.

To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following an emergency.

Our Provincial / Territorial Preparedness Link and Community Preparedness Link are your gateway to emergency preparedness in the area where you and your family live.