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This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, April 30, 2010 3:00 PM

Your best advice for any emergency is to be prepared, not scared.

If a disaster in your community affects a large number of people in a short period of time it may take a while before emergency workers reach you and your family because they may be helping others with more urgent needs.

By following 3 basic steps to emergency preparedness you will ensure that you and your family have the ability to care for your needs for a minimum of 72 hours.

Get Prepared Website

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

To get a complete guide of instructions and information to keep your family prepared in any emergency visit:

Government of Ontario or call 1-888-795-7635
Government of Canada or call 1 800 O-CANADA (1 800 622 6232)

Important Information to Remember During an Emergency

Tune to a local radio station to obtain information and instructions from emergency officials.

The local radio stations serving Lambton County are:

  • 1070 AM CHOK / 103.9 FM CHOK
  • 99.9 FM CFGX
  • 106.3 FM CFHK

Follow instructions and stay away from the disaster scene. Be prepared to relocate if requested and follow all instructions carefully.

Never use 9-1-1 to obtain information. Only use 9-1-1 to report information or to request assistance from police, fire or ambulance.

Click here for fact sheets from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) on different topics including:

  • How to ensure food is safe to eat
  • How to obtain safe water
  • How to handle and prepare food in an emergency shelter
  • Donating food to an emergency shelter
  • How to prepare baby formula

MOHLTC Website:

Business Continuity Planning

When disaster strikes many people will be away from their jobs for one reason or another. This will create a very small workforce that is trying to keep up with the usual work load. This is a situation that has to be anticipated and requires preparation.

The following website, a Guide to Business Continuity Planning, will help you understand business continuity planning and how to go about planning to keep your business productive and operating.