St. Catharines Fire Department marks Emergency Preparedness Week

Members of the St. Catharines Fire Department are sharing a list of 10 things you should have in your home emergency kit as we mark Emergency Preparedness Week.

Some of the essentials noted by Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick include: 

  • Water (at least a three day supply for each family member, including small bottles in case of evacuation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of ready-to-eat food that won't spoil and can be easily prepared without cooking and little to no water)
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Wind-up or battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries
  • A change of clothing and footwear
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Photocopies of important family documents in a waterproof containers (identification, insurance and bank records, photos, lists of medications)
  • Money (small bills and change)
  • Extra house and car keys

Crews from the fire department will be at Market Square on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to discuss emergency planning.