Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

Zorra Now | Spring 2023 7 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Township of Zorra Fire Chief Deanna Kirwin 519-485 2490 ext. 7240 Zorra Fire & Emergency Services Get Prepared Quiz I can use my camping gas stove indoors in case of an emergency. In the event of an extended power outage there is no way to safely heat my home. I should keep an emergency kit for my pets. Water does not need to be treated before drinking it in an emergency. The recommended amount of water stored for an emergency is 1 L per person per day. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Emergency Preparedness OR FALSE Never use unvented combustion appliances, such as barbecues, cook stoves, butane camping lanterns, or propane or kerosene heaters and lamps inside your house. They burn up available oxygen and produce C0 (carbon dioxide) and other combustion gases and fumes. Some also produce huge quantities of colourless, odourless and deadly carbon monoxide. FALSE You can safely heat your home during a power outage if you already have a standby heating unit installed, such as a non-electric stove or heater, or a wood-burning fireplace. TRUE You should personalize your basic emergency kit items according to your needs. If you have pets include special items such as food, water and medication for your pets or service animal. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to have a plan ready for your pets. FALSE You should treat all water of uncertain purity before using it for drinking, food preparation or hygiene. Treatment can vary depending on the nature of the contamination, but when in doubt, do not drink water you suspect may be contaminated. Boiling is the safest method of treating water. Bring water to a rolling boil for 10 minutes, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Let the water cool before drinking. FALSE You should have at least four litres of water per person per day - for drinking, food preparation, personal hygiene and dishwashing. So for example, if you have three family members, you should have 12 litres a day for at least a three-day period, i.e. 36 litres of bottled water in a cool, dark place, in washed and disinfected plastic bottles that are easy to carry. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2