The aim of the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Emergency Response Plan is to provide the framework
through which a timely and effective mobilization of
health unit staff and resources can be achieved in
order to protect the health and safety of the citizens.
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Use this guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the checklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will help you to take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.
(When Something Big Happens: This information was compiled by Siobhan Sexton, MSW on behalf of the Psychosocial Response Committees of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. Content was adapted from materials prepared by the Lac Saint Louis Community Health Centre and Lanark County Mental Health.)
Episode 25: “Tips for creating a useful first-aid kit”
Released: March 7, 2012. Running time: 21:14
Description: What should you put in your first-aid kit? Richard Bradley, MD, a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides tips on what you need to have on hand for an emergency.