Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. The best way to avoid danger is to understand the risks in your community, make a family emergency plan and assemble emergency kits for your home and vehicle.
Emergency preparedness begins by understanding the potential impact of risks in our region. The Riverview EMO has identified the following local hazards and encourages all residents and business owners to reduce the impact of these disasters before they occur.
Follow the links below to find out how you can prepare for these local risks:
Make a Plan
Before starting your home emergency plan, you will need to think about:
- Local risks
- Safe exits from your home and neighbourhood
- Designated person to pick up your children should you be unavailable
- Contact persons close-by and out-of-town
- Health information and special health needs
- Place for your pet to stay
- Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain
It will take you about 20 minutes to create a family emergency plan online. Click here to start one now.
In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may already have a flashlight but could you find it in the dark? An emergency kit should be well-organized and easy to retrieve if your family has to evacuate or get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
Emergency Planning & Procedures By-Law
New Brunswick Emergency Measures Operation (NB EMO)
Government of Canada - Get Prepared
Canadian Red Cross
72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Guide