CREW uses Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) tools to promote emergency preparedness. We need to be ready to look after ourselves and our vulnerable neighbours during the first 72 hours of an emergency. Local residents are critical first responders in the early days of an emergency.
Do you know the risks?
Toronto faces different types of extreme weather conditions depending on the season and each carries different risks. There are actions that you can take now to ensure that you are more prepared for each.
Do you have an emergency plan?
- Does your family know what to do in an emergency?
- Make a plan
Do you have an emergency kit?
- Are you ready to shelter at home if an emergency strikes?
- Are you prepared if you have to leave home in a hurry?
- Make a kit
Will you be assisting someone with a disability or special needs?
- There are additional things to note when assisting people with disabilities and special needs during an emergency
Do you have pets?
- When you prepare for an emergency you should also plan for your pet
Click here to go to the Toronto Office of Emergency Management booklet: 'Get Emergency Ready'. It provides information on preparing for an emergency, the potential risks faced in Toronto and how to cope with them. It also includes checklists, pages for recording emergency contacts and a sheet to keep track of medical information.
Would you like to know more about how you can prepare for an emergency? The City's Office of Emergency Management can arrange for a presentation to your school, educational group, community agency, business or resident's association to share information about personal emergency preparedness, the City's Emergency plan and the role of the Office of Emergency Management. Click here to go to their request form page to request a presentation.