Emergency Preparedness Week 2019 (May 5-11)

Be Emergency Ready – Take the Steps – Get Prepared!

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face – whether natural or human-induced.

Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

  1. Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to Sooke and our region can help you better prepare.
  2. Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
  3. Get your kit together – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or water or communications channels. Be prepared to be self-sufficient (for you and your pets) for at least 72 hours in an emergency (recommend one week).

Visit www.canada.ca/emergency-preparedness-week  for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better – both during and after a major disaster. Get your kit together – it can make a world of difference to you and your family.

Information is available in the Fire Department located at 2225 Otter Point Road – come and gather your emergency preparedness information! 250.642.5422

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