In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Emergency Tips (911) for Disasters
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Disasters do happen.  How prepared are you?  How prepared is your family?
Add emergency contact in your Cell Phone against ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Please take a few minutes to think about your safety and the safety of your family.  A few minutes talking and planning with your family this week will mean a lot when an emergency hits.

Emergency Contact Numbers:

Fire                              911  or    __________________

Police                          911  or    __________________

Ambulance                  911  or    __________________

Building Security                        __________________

ICE (in case of emergency)       __________________     (in your cell phone)

If you are ill, who should be contacted?

                  Name:    _______________________________

                  Phone:    _______________________________

Weather Conditions:

You must be well prepared according to the weather conditions.

COLD-Winter: You might need to bundle up of several layers of warm cloths and jackets/coats etc., in extreme deep freeze cold to avoid frostbite or hypothermia. If you really have to go outside, wool, silk or fleece layers are preferable. Avoid cotton because it doesn’t hold body heat well and doesn’t dry quickly if it gets wet. Also, be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, or wind resistant. Mittens are warmer than gloves. If you really have to use Gas Heater, Coal or Wood for Heating, make sure it is safe and you must leave your window enough open for the Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Mono Oxide, since it may kill you and your loved one. Alternative option would be to go to those nearest public shelter which really have all the arrangements.

Also make sure all appliances are properly shutdown. It is also advised to have gas stove and gas water heater and mini electric stove, so that if electricity goes off then at least you should be able to cook and have hot water as well and if gas goes off then can prepare foods on mini electric stove at least. Dripping water from hot and cold tap may prevent pipe bursting due to extreme cold up to certain limit if there is no freezing drainage.

HOT-Summer: You might need to have alternate arrangements during extreme hot weather to avoid sun stroke.

Basic kit:

You may have some of these items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, foods, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark?

Make sure your kit is easy to carry. Keep it in a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front hall closet. Make sure everyone in the household knows where to find the emergency kit.

Basic items you will need to survive for 72 hours:

First aid kit:

Recommended additional kit supplies:

It is always a good idea to have extra supplies on hand.

Here are some recommendations:

Car kit:

If you have a car, prepare a small kit and keep it in the trunk.

The basic car kit should include the following items:

Recommended additional items to keep in your car:

It is always a good idea to have extra supplies on hand. Here are some recommendations:

What Disaster?

A disaster is an event that could hurt people and animals as well as cause damage. For example, during a flood, water could damage a house's basement. During an earthquake, a falling object could hurt someone. Floods and earthquakes are therefore disasters.

What is an Emergency Plan?

What can I do?

You can prepare an emergency kit and learn how to react in case of a tornado, flood, earthquake or ice storm.

Is your Emergency Kit ready?

The libraries and municipalities will have books on disasters.

Protect your Home from Disaster:

Disasters happen. There is not much we can do about that. But there are things we can do to protect our homes and reduce the risk that they will be damaged. Reducing the risk is called "mitigation." Although some mitigation is very expensive and complicated -- like moving your home to a different piece of land that is higher or away from a river -- some things are easy. Here are some things you and your family can do to mitigate your risks.

House Fire:


Hurricanes and Tornadoes:


Wild Fires:

List of Emergency Contacts:

Emergency Contacts:

In the event you or your family members become ill, you may wish to have a relative or friend notified of the situation. They may be able to offer additional information to the health care providers treating you or may be able to help with your care.

Name:                                                             Name:

Telephone Number:                                        Telephone Number:

Relationship to you (or your family):               Relationship to you (or your family):

Add ICE in place of name of the person to contact and his phone number in your CELL Phone.


Name of Hospital:                                           Name of Hospital:

Telephone Number:                                        Telephone Number:

Pharmacy                                                       Public Health Hotline

Name of Pharmacy:                                         Telephone Number:

Telephone Number:


If you and/or a family member are ill, you may need others to notify your place of work or any schools your children attend. In addition, during a pandemic, you may need to check periodically to determine if these facilities have closed their operations.

Work                                                                Schools

Name of Contact:                                             Name of School:

Telephone Number:                                         Telephone Number:

Name of Contact:                                             Name of School:

Telephone Number:                                         Telephone Number:

Family Emergency Health Information Sheet:

During a flu pandemic or other health emergency, you may be required to provide specific health information about yourself and others in your care to those offering health care services. This information is essential to health care providers when considering how best to treat you and your family. Fill in as much information as possible for each family member, using the chart below.


Date of Birth:

Provincial Health Card Number:

Blood Type:


Existing Medical Conditions:

Medications (include dosage):

Name and Contact Information for Current Health Care Provider(s):

Kid's Corner:

Use some materials to have conversations with your children. Alleviate their fear by involving them in discussions in a fun way.

Health Concern:

Keep your house hygienically clean, as much as possible. Two places where bacteria may grow faster, are Bathroom/Toilet and kitchen as well. In old houses where there might be cracks or gaps between floors and side walls may occur, especially in those houses which are made from woods. Make sure to fill those gaps properly. For filling minor gaps and cracks soft steel wool which is used to clean dishes may be very helpful. Additionally you can get medicines for all types of insects, mice etc. from pest control shops. Make sure to protect these chemicals from children.

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