Emergency Preparedness Week, May 2-8, is a Canada-wide initiative to promote and encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
“As we collectively manage and begin to recover from the COVID-19 global pandemic, remember to remain vigilant by being prepared for other possible emergencies,” said John Okum, Director of Emergency and Protective Services/Fire Chief.
“As you are spending more time in your homes, I encourage you and your family to take a few simple actions to become better prepared in case of other emergencies,” added Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Everyone has an important role to play in emergency management.”
Emergencies range from extreme weather including floods, landslides, tornadoes, ice storms and heat waves, to fires and power outages, to global pandemics. Having a family plan and emergency kit on hand are key tools to help mitigate emergencies.
“Preparation is key. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency, who to call and where to go, will help you and your loved ones stay safe,” stated Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “The knowledgeable and well-trained staff at the Municipality are available to answer your questions.”
Each day, the Municipality will feature a different tip on social media on how to be prepared such as, know the risks, make-a-plan, build a kit, and be alert ready.
For more information visit: http://www.ontario.ca/beprepared