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The 7 Steps to Emergency Preparedness for Families

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The 7 Steps to Emergency Preparedness for Families - A Practical & Easy-to-follow Guide to Prepare for any Disaster 

This practical, easy-to-follow and comprehensive guide will show you how to protect your family and home from any type of disaster. 

Combining real-world evidence and the latest research with the author’s thirty-plus years of experience in disaster management, public health, and survival techniques, this guide will show you all you need to know to survive. See more details below. 

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In this ground-breaking book, nationally respected disaster specialist Kim Fournier simplifies emergency preparation.  With over 30 years’ experience, Fournier has developed a must-have tool for those who want to prepare and protect their family and home from any type of disaster, and gain the peace of mind that comes with being truly prepared. 

This book is a practical, easy-to-follow, and comprehensive action guide that combines the latest research and practical lessons from past disasters, as well as over 30 years’ of experience in disaster management, public health, and survival techniques. Once you have completed the 7 Steps, you’ll be ready for any disaster! 

You will learn these important skills and more: 

  • Communicate and reunite with your family after a disaster.
  • Safely shelter in your home and evacuate.
  • Assemble essential items for your family's needs.  
  • Prepare your home for any type of disaster.
  • Prevent injury and reduce loss.  
  • Properly manage hygiene and sanitation when electricity and water is not available. 
  • Collect and sanitize water in an emergency.  
  • Respond to a disaster and return home safely.  
  • Reduce the emotional effects of a disaster on your family. 



“This book is exactly what we, and other families, need. It is to-the-point, practical, and thoroughly useful."  Kirk Mohamed 

“Great book, ...simple, logical and very useful. Most of the stuff in here should be taught in schools. Will be great for the kids and their families”. Jerimiah 

“Well-written, clear, concise guide that presents an easy step-by-step method to preparedness.
It contains all the info needed for minor or major events. The author has shared credible information, based on first hand experience and knowledge in disaster management”. Anonymous Amazon purchaser 

“Our family is actively implementing the step-by-step guide to be prepared for any emergency. Our thanks to the author for this wonderful, timely, easy-to-follow resource!” Emily Chapman 

Extremely important information. It can ease anxiety during emergencies which is extremely important. Well outlined and easy to read. Author knows her subject and conveys it in a very practical way. Dr. Hegillman 

“A complete and comprehensive family resource.  It covers all the essential measures to assist a family prepare for, respond to and recover from a major emergency or disaster.  The strategies outlined are clear and provide protective measures that have been well tested and tried. The book would serve as a very appropriate gift at any time of the year.” Marion Boon, RN, OHNC, Optimum Emergency Management Inc, Niagara on the Lake, ON 

Author’s Bio 

Spending thirty-plus years in disaster management has given Kim the expertise in how to prepare in the event of a disaster. Drawing from her experience serving with the Canadian Forces and many years with community outreach, public health & education, emergency response and humanitarian operations, Kim takes the guesswork out of preparation and dealing with this stressful topic.

Well known for her practical, comprehensive, and compassionate approach, Kim feels privileged about helping families prepare for disasters, contributing her diverse skills and knowledge to improve disaster resilience and self-reliance for this generation and the ones to come.

Kim holds a Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management and has been awarded several medals honouring her missions, accomplishments, and dedication for her service with the Canadian Forces. 

Kim currently lives in Victoria, BC, Canada where her firm Kim Fournier Consulting Corporation assists with governments, businesses, and families.

 To learn more about Kim Fournier, visit her site at