Special Considerations

Special Considerations for Disabilities/Special Needs

Our elders are extremely valuable and should be included in the process.  Their wisdom and knowledge of history can help us better understand hazards and how to prepare for them.

Be sure to consider unique medical and accessibility needs such as medications, medical equipment, accessibility equipment in your planning.  Speak with your local Health Centre regarding how you can best prepare for those with special needs.

Special Considerations for Children

Children can have amazing resiliency but can be easily confused or frightened in an emergency.  Consider including them in planning so it becomes a fun game and less scary.  Also, be sure to include small quiet games and comfort items in your 72-Hour Emergency Kit.

If you have infant or toddlers, be sure to include formula, diapers, wipes, and other essential items.

Special Considerations for Pets

Be sure to plan for your special companions.  Consider adding essential items for them in your 72-Hour Emergency Kit such as food, water, medications, bedding, etc.  Be sure to include them in your Family Emergency Plan as well.

Got larger animals such as horses, cows, or bison?  Consider how you can relocate and/or transport them in an emergency.

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