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Basic Vehicle Emergency Kit

Emergency Response Guidelines


This kit should include:

  • Shovel, windshield scraper and brush;
  • Candle and matches or lighter (deep can) and a fire extinguishers;
  • Battery-powered or wind-up radio (extra batteries);
  • Battery-powered or wind-up flashlight (extra batteries);
  • Water and food that won’t spoil (energy bars, snack food);
  • Extra clothing and boots (mittens and toque) and blanket(s);
  • Tow chain or rope, tire chains and booster cables;
  • Bag of road salt, sand or cat litter;
  • Fluorescent distress flag, emergency flares and a whistle;
  • Road maps and list of contact numbers;
  • First aid kit with a seat belt cutter;
  • Cellular telephone or two-way radio, if available.

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