Kenora Fire and Emergency Services Urges Residents to Build 72 Hour Emergency Kit

Emergency Preparedness Week May 5 – 11, 2019

Emergency Preparedness Week May 5 – 11, 2019 is a Canada wide campaign to increase awareness of individual and family preparedness. If a major emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency services some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

The City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services urges residents of Kenora to know the risks, make a plan, build a 72 Hour Emergency Kit for their home, and sign up for Kenora Alerts. We all need to be prepared.

A basic emergency kit includes:
• WATER – at least two litres of water per person per day; include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order
• FOOD that won’t spoil; such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year)
• manual can-opener
• crank, battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries (replace batteries once a year)
• crank, battery-powered radio and extra batteries or weather radio
• first aid kit and other medical supplies
• extra keys to your car and house
• some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for payphones
• a copy of your emergency plan and contact information
• if applicable, other items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities, or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal

For assistance with building an emergency kit, contact Fire Station One at 807-467-2090. Stop by the City of Kenora booth at the Home and Leisure Show May 3 – 5, 2019 for your chance to win a starter 72 Hour Emergency Kit.

Go to Kenora.ca to register for Kenora Alerts to ensure you will be informed if there is an emergency.