- Know the risks
Earthquake | Tsunami | Wildlife | Avalanche | Lightning | Other natural disasters | Technology and industrial accidents | Pandemics
- Get prepared
At home | At school | At work | In your car | Preparing your business | Workshops, events, presentations | Sign up for emergency notifications
- During an emergency
Communication during emergencies | Evacuating your home | Sheltering in place | Disaster response routes | Real-time emergency updates | The emergency operations centre (EOC)
- After an emergency
What to do after an emergency | After a flood | After an earthquake
- Volunteer to help
Volunteer roles and responsibilities | Apply to volunteer
In your car
The unexpected can happen anytime and anywhere. You may be in your car during an emergency, so make sure you have supplies to help sustain you and keep you comfortable.
Quick tips for getting prepared
When putting together emergency supplies for your car, consider what you can comfortably carry as you may have to leave your car and walk to a safe location.
Make an emergency car kit
The following items will fit in a backpack:
- Food and water — ready-to-eat food and 1.5 L of water in multiple water pouches
- Supplies for your comfort — rain clothes, blankets, hand and foot warmers, first aid kit
- Supplies for your safety — flashlight and batteries, whistle, cell phone charger, warning lights, and flares
- Supplies for your car — rags and paper towels, ice scraper and brush, shovel, and booster cables
Take a closer look
Are you ready to make your car emergency kit? Use these resources to get started.