Infographic: Emergency Preparedness and Planning in Canada

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Release date: October 29, 2015
Infographic: Emergency Preparedness and Planning in Canada
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  1. Canadians that reside in a household with the following working devices:
    • Smoke detector – 98%
    • Carbon monoxide detector – 60%
    • Fire extinguisher – 66%
    *About 42% of Canadians live in a home will have all three of these devices*
  2. Safety precautions Canadians have taken to prepare in case of an emergency:
    • Wind-up or battery operated radio – 58%
    • Alternative source of heat – 48%
    • Alternative source of water – 43%
    • Back-up generator – 23%
  3. Emergency planning and preparedness activities:
    • List of contact numbers – 69%
    • Emergency exit plan – 60%
    • Copies of important documents – 53%
    • Designated meeting place for household members – 33%
    • Emergency supply kit – 47%
  4. Most common perceived weather-related, natural and human-induced hazards:
    • Winter storms – 86%
    • Extended power outages – 76%
    • Outbreak of serious or life-threatening disease – 51%
    • Industrial or transportation accidents – 50%
    • Heat waves – 49%
    • Contamination or shortage of water or food – 44%
    • Floods – 42%
    • Earthquakes – 41%
  5. Canadians that feel confident they would know what to do if confronted with an emergency situations:
    • 74%
  6. Canadians that have someone to rely on for help in case of a major emergency:
    Canadians that have someone to rely on for help in case of a major emergency:
      One to 5 people: More than 5 people:
    • Help if injured
    34% 60%
    • Emotional support
    36% 59%
    • A place to stay
    40% 54%
    • Financial help
    59% 24%

Source: Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Canada, 2014

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