May 4-10, 2008 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada.
If disaster struck, would you and your family be able to survive the first 72 hours before help arrived?
According to GetPrepared.ca:
"The 72 hour preparedness message is a common standard used across North America by first responders (fire, police, paramedics), all levels of government and non-government relief organizations. They have first-hand knowledge that 72 hours is the length of time it takes to mobilize a relief effort in a significant way."Last fall, Roomie and I decided that we really had to get off our bums and get to making our own emergency kit. Now, I'm pleased to say that we're almost done; just need to commit plans of action to paper.
Okay, so spring thaw-flood may be pretty much over, and if your furnace crashed and burned today, you probably won't freeze, but depending on your area, you still have tornado and hurricane seasons and the occasional earthquake or two. You don't want to get caught with your pants down!
We're ready. Now, you!
And for our neighbours all over the world, this message is for you too. Get prepared and stay safe!