Town of Viking

Emergency Kit

In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and a batteryoperated or wind-up flashlight. 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 and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet. If you have many people in your household, your emergency kit could get heavy.

It's a good idea to separate some of these supplies in backpacks. That way, your kit will be more portable and each person can personalize his or her own grab-and-go emergency kit.

Basic emergency kit

  • Water – two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
  • Food – that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
  • Extra keys – for your car and house
  • Cash – include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
  • Emergency plan – include a copy of it and ensure it contains in–town and out–of–town contact information
  • Additional emergency supplies
  • Change of clothing and footwear – for each household member
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket – for each household member
  • A whistle – in case you need to attract attention
  • Garbage bags – for personal sanitation
  • Toilet paper and other personal care supplies
  • Safety gloves
  • Basic tools – hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, fasteners, work gloves
  • Small fuel–driven stove and fuel – follow manufacturer's directions and store properly
  • Two additional litres of water per person per day – for cooking and cleaning
  • Copies of personal documents – such as passport and birth certificate
  • Candles and matches or lighter

Emergency car kit

  • Food – that won't spoil, such as energy bars
  • Water – in plastic bottles so they won't break if frozen (change every six months)
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing and shoes
  • First aid kit – with seatbelt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Wind–up flashlight
  • Whistle – in case you need to attract attention
  • Roadmaps
  • Copy of your emergency plan and personal documents

Also keep these inside your trunk

  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non clumping)
  • Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning light or road flares

* Or anything else your family might need to survive 72 hours.

Where to get an emergency kit:
You can buy an emergency kit online and in many stores across Canada. The Canadian Red Cross kit has a kit available at http://www.redcross.ca/ and the St. John Ambulance and The Salvation Army have jointly prepared an emergency kit that is available at http://www.sja.ca/ and at a variety of Canadian retailers. Click on your province or territory to find out which retailers carry these kits in your area. Various other kits and emergency supplies are also available for sale from other commercial entities.

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Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor