Emergency Preparedness

Contact Information

Emergency Preparedness

Office Phone: 204-729-2239

Email: t.praznik@brandon.ca

Family Supplies Kit

The items listed below are most likely what you will need to take with you in an evacuation.

Consider these items as your portable home. Pack each item in a tightly sealed plastic bag and store these in containers that are easily carried, such as backpacks or duffel bags.



Pack at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food. Select foods that are compact, light weight and require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water:

  • canned meat, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, granola bars, trail mix, nuts
  • comfort food - cookies, coffee, tea, favourite treats
  • paper plates, cups, utensils
  • manual can opener, pocket knife


Personal Items

  • one complete change of clothing per person (updated annually), plus: jacket, heavy socks, mitts, and toque (depending on the season)
  • sleeping bags or blankets
  • toilet paper, paper towels, wet wipes
  • soap, liquid detergent
  • feminine hygiene items
  • baby supplies
  • medications, toothbrush, tooth paste
  • first aid kit -- St. John Ambulance or Red Cross
  • financial and personal records



  • battery or wind up radio
  • flashlight
  • extra batteries
  • a whistle
  • candles, matches/lighter
  • cellular phone



2 litres per person per day for drinking & 2 litres per person per day for cooking and sanitation (one day's supply), changed every 6 months to keep fresh. Purify water before use.