My Visit With @Duracell Emergency Preparedness #PGMom #Duracell

Emergency disasters can and do happen, are you prepared?  We (Torontonians) have been very lucky that we haven’t really had to think about it much; however, emergency situations are becoming more and more common.  We can’t ignore reality … it is our responsibility to be prepared.

We can prepare for emergencies, which in turn, will help us feel more in control.  Being prepared can be the difference between life and death.

Preparing an emergency kit may be overwhelming at first but you can build it over time.  The key point here is to build one and be prepared.

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On May 12th, Duracell extended me an invitation to attend their event in support of 2015’s Emergency Preparedness Week (May 4-9).

Duracell and the Canadian Fire Chiefs Association have been long time partners and they want to ensure that we are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.  We’ve certainly seen and felt the effects of the weather, especially over the past few years all across Canada.

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Duracell plays a very important role in putting together your emergency preparedness kit that can sustain your family for 72 hours, and also your own emergency preparedness plan so that everyone in your family knows what to do. The event was extremely informative. There was a member of the Toronto Fire Department who took us through the steps that are needed to be prepared.

1) KNOW THE RISKS: Canada is a large country of vast landscapes and each area has its own unique vulnerabilities.  It’s therefore important to know the particular risks that could arise in your area. Visit getprepared.ca for information relevant to you.

2) MAKE A PLAN: Once you know the risks, make a plan. Discuss options with your family and identify a meeting place, keeping in mind that your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Take the time needed to prepare an adequate plan, as there are many factors for everyone in the household to consider and become familiar with should anything happen. You can download a printable plan from getprepared.ca to get you started.

3) GET A KIT: Many different items should go in your kit and should be tailored to your family’s individual needs. The goal is to have basic supplies available to that you and your household can be self-sufficient for 72 hours. The basic emergency kit should have:

  • Bottled Water: 2 litres of water per person per day
  • Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food (and a manual can opener), energy bars and dried foods
  • Prescription medications
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight, radio and Duracell Quantum batteries that last up to ten years in storage
  • External battery pack or wind-up cell phone charger
  • Duct Mask and duct tape
  • Whistle
  • Personal sanitation items
  • Warm clothes and blankets
  • Important documents and emergency contact information
  • Cash, including small bills and change for payphones
  • Baby supplies and items for your pet (if applicable)
The GetPrepared.ca website contains detailed information on specific risks and allows Canadians to go online to complete and download their own family emergency plan, and offers short videos on how to make an emergency preparedness kit.

This Holiday Season #PowerSmiles and Holidays with @Duracell #PGMom

Each year, thousands of children and their families spend time in Canadian hospitals over the holidays. To help ensure kids can still be kids, and enjoy the magic of the season even in the midst of illness, Duracell will be donating a year’s supply of batteries to hospitals across Canada. These batteries will be used to power the thousands of playroom toys and games that children and their families will be playing with this holiday season and beyond.

In addition, for eQuantum Batteriesvery pack of Duracell Quantum and CopperTop batteries that Canadians purchase at Walmart from December 1st to December 31st, 2014, Duracell  will donate 20 cents to Children’s Miracle Network, with the goal to raise $150,000. To learn more about the campaign follow @Duracell on Twitter.

We all know there’s nothing more disappointing than a child receiving a toy on Christmas morning to find that it’s powerless. With your purchase, not only will you   be powering your family’s holiday joy, you’ll also help make a child’s hospital stay a little brighter.

Connect:

Duracell | Site: http://www.duracell.ca/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Duracell

Children’s Miracle Network | Site: http://childrensmiraclenetwork.ca/

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During the Holidays @Duracell Quantum Batteries are a Must #PGMom

I’m a mom of a 16 year old so I speak from much experience.  The worst thing that can happen at Christmas is to watch your little one’s face brighten up with excitement when they open up their Christmas gift BUT then to notice that it requires batteries … and then to realize that you don’t have any!  Oh gosh!

Duracell Quantum Batteries last up to 35% longer (vs. the next leading brand); it’s a good idea to stock up on a variety of sizes prior to the holidays.  [visit Duracell.ca for more information]

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Here are some smart ideas:

1) If you purchase a toy/gift that require batteries, include them with the gift.

2) Don’t mix old batteries with new ones … when you replace batteries, replace all of them at once.

3) To preserve the life of the battery you might want to remove the batteries from the toys once the children are done playing.

4) Have backup batteries for all the electronic games, gadgets and toys. You don’t want to have teary-eyed kids during what’s supposed to be a happy time.

Disclosure:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&Gevents and opportunities.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com