Important Documents

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO KEEP IN YOUR EMERGENCY KIT


Because emergencies can happen at any time and at any place, you won’t always have time to collect everything you need. That’s just one reason why every household should have an emergency kit. If you are evacuated or otherwise displaced, you may not have the time to find all your important information. Keeping copies of things like emergency contacts and insurance policies in can help alleviate the stress of an emergency situation. You can download a
checklist of important documents (PDF).

As part of your family emergency plan, you should have contacts both in and out of the city who can help you and your family in an emergency. In addition to keeping your emergency contacts in your phone, you should print this Emergency Contact Sheet (PDF) and fill it out. Keep a copy or your emergency contacts in your Emergency Kit, you may also want to keep a copy in your vehicle along with a map to help you get there.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS


Keep the following additional names, phone
numbers and addresses in your emergency kit
as well as your vehicle:
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Workplace
  • Schools
  • Family and friends

IDENTITY

  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Social Insurance Numbers
  • Driver’s licence numbers
  • Recent photos of family members

MEDICAL

  • Health care numbers
  • Immunization and medical records
  • Prescription information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PET

  • Pet license
  • Photo of your pet
  • Medical records
  • Veterinarian contact info

FINANCIAL

  • Insurance policies and household
    inventory records
  • Bank account numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Safety deposit box key
  • Wills and powers of attorney

OTHER

  • Marriage certificates
  • Educational records
  • Warranties

You may want to keep a copy of these documents in a safety deposit box or with a trusted family member or friend.