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Helping others in an emergency

Advance planning helps keep children and people with disabilities safe.

Coping during an emergency is easier if children and those with disabilities have practised it before.

Helping children

If there are children in your household, prepare them by rehearsing your family’s home escape plan and explaining why you’re practising. Children who practise will likely not be as scared when a real emergency happens.

Support your children in an emergency by:

If you must evacuate, bring along a favourite toy or game to provide comfort and to keep your kids busy.

Helping people with disabilities

Emergencies can be extra challenging for seniors and people with disabilities.

If there’s a person with a disability in your household:

Consider adding these items to a disabled person’s 72-hour emergency kit: