Are You Prepared in Case of Emergency?
In an emergency, it's important to be prepared!
Park Property Management has provided a list of things you should have on hand or be aware of, so you can safely navigate through any situation in your apartment community.
Emergency Contact List
It's essential to have an emergency contact list with all the important phone numbers on it. Keep it in a place that everyone in the apartment is aware of and can find easily.
Here are a few contacts that many people forget to add to their list:
- Poison Control (1-800-268-9017)
- Ontario Telehealth (1-866-797-0000)
- Veterinarian and 24/7 Pet Hospital
- Children's School(s)
An Emergency Kit
An emergency kit is a one-stop-shop for when a situation arises and you need quick access to tools or items that can help you.
If you aren't sure what to include in your kit, here are a few suggestions:
- Flashlights, candles & matches
- A multi-tool that features a knife, pliers, universal bit driver, and/or wire cutters
- Duct tape
- Heat reflective emergency blankets
- First Aid Items: Bandaids, sterile wipes, gauze and wraps, etc.
The Government of Canada website has a really great comprehensive checklist, as well as links to kits available for purchase online.
In addition to having contact numbers and some items on hand to help you out when an emergency occurs, for apartment dwellers, it's also important to know:
- Your nearest exit
- Not to use the elevators in case of fire
- Fire safety strategies
- How to safely exit your apartment when there is fire and smoke
- Local evacuation centres