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Emergency Measures Organization

Emergency Measures Organization

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Learn how you can be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in an emergency

72 HOURS - Is your family prepared?

72 hour preparednessYukoners can take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get an emergency kit

Learn more about the risks where you live and the risks associated with the activities that you and your family enjoy.

Every Yukon household needs to make an emergency plan. It only takes 20 minutes to make one and will provide valuable tools to you and your family in the case of an emergency. Learn more about getting prepared if you have children, pets or service animals, a member of your household with disabilities/special needs and how to stay in touch during an emergency.

Prepare an emergency kit for your family as well as one for your car. You might even get a kit ready for your workplace as well. Your emergency kits should prepare you to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Click the links for information on a basic home emergency kit and a basic vehicle emergency kit.

  • Make sure items such as food and wind-up or battery operated flashlights are easy to find.
  • Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the home knows where it is.
  • Make copies of important documents - birth and marriage certificates, passports, licenses, wills, land deeds and insurance – and keep a copy in your kit and in a safe place.
  • Make a list of emergency contacts which should include a person that lives far enough away that they won’t be impacted by the same emergency.


  • Learn first aid. You could save a life.
  • Draw up a floor plan that shows all possible exits from each room.
  • Identify safe places where everyone should meet if you can not go home or you need to evacuate.

For General Information, contact Yukon Emergency Measure Organization at 667-5220.

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Contact Emergency Measures Organization 

Combined Services Building, 2nd Floor
60 Norseman Road
Whitehorse Airport

Mailing Address:
Box 2703, EMO
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5220
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5220
Fax: (867) 393-6266