Kicking off Emergency Preparedness Week – Free Event!

Emergency Preparedness Week 2018 – May 6-12

Calling all residents of Sooke – join volunteer members of Sooke Fire Rescue and Sooke Emergency Support Services (ESS) on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Regional Emergency Preparedness Fair and Display. The event is at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre (Senior’s Centre) located at 1767 Island Highway in Colwood. Showcasing West Shore emergency response agencies and supporting organizations, including: kids activities; food vendors; demonstrations; emergency preparedness information; amateur radio; community volunteer information; giveaways; and, bounce houses!  2018 EP Fair Poster-Revised

Be Emergency Ready!

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:

  • 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.
  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
  • 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.

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

 

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