In the last few weeks, fire seasons has picked up quickly in B.C., but it wasn’t until Saturday night that the panic really started to sink in for me.
I know where my important documents are, and I’m pretty sure I have a bottle of water in my car, but that doesn’t even come close to the level of preparedness that you should be if and when a fire breaks out.
So if you’re like me and you don’t have an emergency kit on hand, or you want to buff yours up a little bit, I’ve checked out Prepared B.C.‘s website to give you a guide on how to do it.
The importance of water is number 1, the general rule is 4 litres of water per person per day, but can change depending on the persons circumstances and the weather.
Also, it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit in your car. Although you can’t keep everything you need, it’s good to have food and water, and a few other essentials for your workplace or vehicle including:
- Flashlight and batteries
- AM/FM radio
- Seasonal clothing
- Cell phone charger
- Pen and notepad
- Personal toiletries
- Small First-Aid kit
- Extra pair of glasses or contacts
- Cash in small bills
- Local map with your family meeting place identified