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Emergency Preparedness Information for Tuscany Ward Members and Friends

Household Emergency Preparedness

We invite you to prepare for an unexpected emergency in the following ways:

  1. Create a Written Emergency Plan
  2. Prepare "Grab and Go" bags for each member of your household
  3. Establish a 14 day supply of food and water
  4. Build financial self-reliance

This information has been compiled by members of the Tuscany Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It should be adapted to meet personal and family needs.

  Create a Written Emergency Plan

Have a houseshold discussion about what to do in case of emergency. Create a written emergency plan that addresses the following:
  • Determine and document a pre-defined meeting place.
  • Identify at least one escape route for each room in the house. Multiple escape routes are desireable.
  • Ensure each member of the household knows where to find the "grab and go bags".
  • Make sure children know when to call 9-1-1.
  • Identify an emergency muster/reunion point.
  • Have an offline copy of emergency contact information.

This information is adapted from the City of Calgary's Emergency Action Plan.

  Prepare Grab and Go Bags

A "Grab and Go" bag is intended provide basic support for approximately 72 hours.

Each member of a household should have his or her own "grab and go bag". A basic "grab and go" bag could have the following items:

  • Food items (protein bars)
  • Bottled water
  • Warm clothing (sweater, hat, gloves, blanket)
  • Change of clothes
  • 100$ cash in small bills and coins
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Copies of important documents
  • Prescription medications, medical documents
  • Pet food and pet medications

Get additional "grab and go bag ideas" from the City of Calgary's 72 Hour Kit page.

  Establish a 14 Day Food and Water Supply

Families are encouraged to store a 14 to 30 day supply of food, water and basic household items.

  • An average person needs 2100 calories/day.
  • 4 Liters (1 gallon)/day/person for 30 days. Water placed in sealable & sanitized containers. Add 1/4 teaspoon of plain (standard) bleach per gallong of tap water.
  • Actively use and replenish your emergency supply to keep it current.

  Build Finacial Self-Reliance

  • Start building an emergency savings/reserve. Little money, saved regularly can accumulate to significant amounts over time
  • Keep a number of small bills at home in a safe place
  • Follow the principles of provident living (spend less than you earn, avoid debt, live within a budget, reduce what you spend on non-essential items)
  • Ensure adequate insurance coverage (home, personal, auto, etc...)
  • Have a visual inventory of valueable belongings
  • Gather financial and critical documents on a USB thumbdrive (passport, drivers license, birth certificate, social insurance, medical information, immunizations, medications, other official documents, etc...)