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Civil Security

The citizen is the first person responsible for his own security. In emergencies or disasters, citizens can rely on the municipality that can in turn be supported by government resources when situations make it mandatory.

Civil security in Québec rests on a sharing of responsibilities from different stakeholders such as:

The citizen
The municipality
Government resources


In urgent situations or disasters, it is incumbent on the citizen to make the first efforts to ensure his own security, that of his family and the safety of his property. Citizens should take measures in being able to provide for their family for 72 hours.

What can a citizen do before an emergency or disaster arises?

Have appropriate insurance coverage for property
Have in stock items providing subsistence for the family for three days during an emergency or to bring during an evacuation
Enquire from the city or its website on protective measures to take.

This particular section on our website has been designed to give you tools to permit efficient planning in case of an emergency or disaster. We have outlined seven tools that can help you in case of emergency: how to make your own emergency kit, measures to take in case of evacuation, flooding, long periods of power outages in winter time, earthquake and violent wind warnings.

Needless to say, the City of La Malbaie is equipped to intervene in an emergency situation. The city is present to minimise risks and preserve life as well as protect property when disaster occurs. This structure rests on two entities: the Municipal Council and the Organisation municipal en sécurité civile that relies on an elected official, in this occurrence, the mayor, employees of the city as well as other partners.

In order to evaluate your knowledge regarding civil security, you can test your skills by clicking on: 72 heures: se preparer aux situations d’urgence  

You may also consult the Ministère de la Sécurité publique website for more information.

Emergency Kit:

In case of emergency, you and your family should be able to provide for your own needs while awaiting rescue or for essential services restored. It is important that you prepare an emergency kit having these items available at all times.

Drinking water; two liters per person per day for at least three days
Non-perishable food and provisions for at least three days
Manual can opener
Battery operated radio with extra batteries
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit with adhesive bandages, sterile gauze compresses, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, antiseptics and analgesics.
Personal hygiene: toothbrushes, towels, soap, toilet paper, plastic garbage bags
Extra clothing
Multiuse pocket knife
Lighter or matches
Whistle to signal your presence to rescuers
Cash and change
Car keys and house keys
Important personal papers and photocopies of personal identification
Baby items such as formula, disposable diapers, bottles
Domestic animal items: food, medication, leash


Put all items in advance in a backpack or big bag or a bin

Your kit must contain sufficient material, food and water to survive at least 72 hours during the disaster.

Place your kit in an easily accessible place and verify its content annually. Replace batteries and water reserves.

If you have mobility constraints, do not forget your cane, walker or wheelchair.

Know how to cut off water, electricity and gas supply if needed.

In case of an emergency, do not use the elevator.

You can purchase preassembled kits from organizations such as the Red Cross, the Saint-John’s Ambulance or a retailer.

Personal Emergency Numbers: Here is a tool you can use in case of emergency once you have added your personal information. Aide-mémoire d’urgence