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Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can be very stressful. However if you take the time now to prepare, you and your family will be better able to cope. Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere.

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Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency.

The three steps to being prepared are:

Download this guide and use it to create your personal emergency plan and 72 hour emergency kit. 

Emergency Kit shopping list

Emergency contact list to print and post

Public Safety Canada publications

More brochures and booklets


Frequently Asked Questions


Children's activity booklet

Children's activity sheets

Kids Corner

People with disabilities and special needs

Emergency Preparedness guide for People with Disabilities and Special Needs - Contact EMO at (902) 894-0385 for more information, or for a paper copy of this guide.

Video- Are you Prepared, in American Sign Language ASL


Don't forget your furry friends; they need protection too.

Caring for your pet in an emergency

Pet safety for children

Municipalities and Businesses

The local authority (municipality, organization, business, etc.) is expected to manage an emergency or disaster within its jurisdiction. If the demands exceed a local authority’s resources, nearby communities may provide additional resources or personnel through formal or informal mutual aid agreements. The Provincial government can assist when requested by the local authority, when an emergency clearly impacts on areas of provincial jurisdiction, or in a province-wide event.

Emergency management for municipalities and businesses

Emergency Preparedness for Hurricane Season

Hurricane information page

More information

Did you know? Public safety officers are available to speak to your community or service group, municipal organization, or business about corporate, municipal or personal emergency preparedness. There is no charge for this service.

For more information contact the Office of Public Safety at or Phone (902) 894-0385 or (toll free 1-877-894-0385)


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