Emergency Preparedness Week - May 6 to 12, 2018
It is essential that residents have a plan in place to enable them to protect themselves, their family and neighbours when needed most.
Families may not be together when an emergency occurs, which can make a stressful situation even more difficult. Being prepared will save time and make real situations less stressful.
In the event of a major emergency or disaster, there will likely be a period of time where normal emergency services are interrupted, which means it may take emergency workers some time to get to you. Emergency Preparedness Week, from May 6 to 12, encourages all Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.
By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere. It is important to:
- Know the risks: although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare
- Make a plan: it will help you and your family know what to do in the event of an emergency
- Get an emergency kit: during an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours