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With the mild weather we have been having people tend to forget that we can have nasty weather in Ottawa and we always have to be ready in case of an emergency.

In the event of an emergency residents are expected to take care of themselves for the first 72 hours while emergency crews respond to the worst hit areas.
If you lost electricity for 72 hours in the middle of winter how would you cope?
ome things to consider:
Create an emergency communications plan with family members and establish a meeting place
Assemble an emergency preparedness kit
Educate yourself on your municipality's emergency plan and child's school or daycare's emergency plan.
Learn basic first aid
Learn when and how to shelter in place.
id you know that in order to meet the minimum personal needs you should have a 2 litres of drinking water per person per day and two litres of water per person per day for cleaning. That is 12 litres per person for
three days. Your food kit should also contain canned foods and non perishable milk products.

As an Authorized Training Provider of the Canadian Red Cross, all First Aid Ottawa Standard and Emergency First Aid courses are recognized by WSIB and its Federal counterpart the Canada Labour code. Visit us online at www.FirstAidOttawa.com or at 613-225-2727.

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