Create your Emergency Kit
Ambulance New Brunswick plays an important role during emergency situations such as natural disaster, power outage or major transportation accidents.
While emergency workers focus on people in urgent need, be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. You might have these items already in your home. Take a moment to put them together and create your emergency kit. Make sure it is easy to find and organized in an easy-to-carry suitcase or backpack. Keep your emergency kit close at hand in case you need to evacuate your home.
Basic items for your kit:
- Water – two litres of water per person per day (small bottles are easy to carry in case of an evacuation)
- Food - canned food, energy bars and dried foods (to be replaced once a year)
- Manual can opener
- Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
- First aid kit
- A pad of paper and pens/pencils in ziplock bag
- A few cans of pet food (if person has pets). Dry food not recommended as it may get wet in the bag.
- Matches for candles
- List of emergency contacts with phone numbers
- Special needs items (name and phone number of your local pharmacy, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities)
- Updated list of your medications
- Extra keys – for your car and house
- Cash and change for payphones
Additional items could also be added to your emergency kit such as extra water supplies, candles, blankets, clothing, etc.