Are you ready?
This year, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 7-13, 2023.
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a national event supported by Public Safety Canada, working closely with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations who support activities at the local level. An annual event for over 25 years, it traditionally takes place during the first full week of May. EP Week encourages everyone to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
This year, the theme is Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. The intent of the theme is to encourage Canadians to understand the risks in their area and learn what actions they can take to protect themselves and their families. To learn more about being prepared check out the resources section below.
Step 1. Know the risks - Find out about the risks in Ontario and how to prepare for a variety of emergencies
Step 2. Make a plan - Making an emergency plan will help you and your family know what to do in the case of an emergency. Watch this 3-minute video for more information
Step 3. Get an emergency kit - For more information on building a family emergency kit, see this short video
For additional information and resources to host your own Emergency Preparedness Week Event review the toolkit by the Government of Canada. The toolkit includes a presentation, publications and social network resources and graphics. Get Prepared: Home
Be Emergency Ready, Be Prepared!
More information on emergency preparedness see your local Municipality, Province or the following websites; A safe, practiced and prepared Ontario | ontario.ca or visit http://www.bepreparedgreybrucehuron.com/
Living in Grey Bruce with our proximity to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay brings certain challenges including the possibility of severe weather events and emergencies. It’s important to Be Emergency Ready for when these situations happen.
This Be Prepared Grey Bruce Huron 2019 website is an educational resource for the distinct types of emergencies we should be prepared for to ensure the safety of our families and the community. The content of this website is print-friendly and available in the Community Guide.
Once you have a plan and an emergency kit it is a good idea to know if emergency situations are likely to occur. It is useful to be aware of weather watches and warnings for the Grey Bruce region by following Public Weather alerts for Ontario on the Government of Canada website.
To learn about emergencies as soon as possible:
follow @OntarioWarnings on Twitter
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