An emergency can happen at any time, anywhere.
Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Some individuals may not have the support or the ability to appropriately respond to emergencies. Take some time to think about how you can reach out to neighbours, family, and friends who may be vulnerable or who are unable to support themselves during an emergency.
The Government of Canada’s Get Prepared site has helpful information on how to keep you and your family safe during an emergency.
The Toronto Community Housing Safety Guide includes information on how to get emergency ready, including grab-and-go bags and how to fill out an “In Case of Emergency” form. This guide has been translated into 18 languages.
The City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has recently released a “Get Emergency Ready High-rise Living” guide. This guide describes how high-rise tenants can protect themselves, their families and their property in the event of an emergency. This guide has been translated into 11 different languages.
The OEM has also outlined special emergency preparedness considerations for tenants with disabilities and/or special needs, including seniors with special needs.