Five days to emergency preparedness: Day 3 - Prepare for Unique Needs

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The Hamilton Fire Department would like to know how residents feel about the services we are providing. Your responses will help identify what is important to you, where we are performing well and areas where we can improve.

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Le Service des incendies souhaite que les résidents donnent leur avis sur les services offerts.  Vos réponses nous aideront à identifier ce qui est important pour vous, ce que nous faisons bien et ce que nous devons améliorer.

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Steps towards being prepared for an emergency:

Day 1: Make a PlanDay 2: Get Emergency SuppliesDay 3: Prepare for Unique NeedsDay 4: Be Informed, Sign up for AlertsDay 5: Create an emergency supply kit for your pet and car


Talk with family to identify unique needs

What things could your household members not do without? Consider:

  • Infants and young children (Baby food, diapers, wipes, blanket or toy)
  • Prescription medication (keep a three day supply with you)
  • Health-related supplies (For example, diabetics need insulin syringes, alcohol wipes, and glucometer supplies)
  • Assistive devices (glasses, canes, etc.)

Consider those with disabilities 

  • Create a personal support network to assist during an emergency
  • If you have a service animal ensure you create a pet emergency kit for them
  • If you use a mobility device, include a tire patch kit, can of seal-in-air product, supply of inner tubes, pair of heavy gloves and a spare deep-cycle battery for motorized wheelchair or scooter
  • If you have a visual impairment, include an extra cane, talking or Braille clock and any reading devices/assistive technology to access information
  • If you have a hearing impairment include extra writing pads and pencils for communication, pre-printed key phrases you would use during an emergency, and extra batteries for assistive devices