Emergency planning for residents
The City of Vaughan wants to ensure the safety of all residents. Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere and at any time – prevention and preparation are essential. The following information will help with creating an emergency plan.
Step 1: Plan
Creating an emergency plan (PDF) with every family member is the first step to being prepared.
Identify two extended family members as the family’s emergency contacts. Make sure these contacts:
- live far away enough so they will most likely not be affected by the same emergency.
- know how to fully use mobile devices including voicemail, email and text messaging.
- know where all Vaughan emergency shelters and cooling centres are located.
Step 2: Prepare
Build an emergency kit
Gather enough supplies to last 72 hours. Having these items stored together beforehand can help prepare for an emergency and minimize panic in case one occurs.
Bonus items for car:
Step 3: Be Informed
Know the risks
Annually, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service’s Emergency Planning division develops strategies to address potential hazards and threats specific to Vaughan. Visit risks to Vaughan and get tips on how to be prepared in the event of an emergency.