Emergency Preparedness Week


Are you ready?

This year, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 5-11, 2019.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. The “Be Emergency Ready” theme is about individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen.

EP Week encourages everyone to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

Step 1Know the risks - Find out about the risks in your region and how to prepare for a variety of emergencies

Make a Plan

Step 2Make 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

Get an Emergency Kit

Step 3Get 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, video, publications and social network resources and graphics.

Take the Challenge

Emergency Management Ontario offers campaign materials for Emergency Preparedness Week for use by its Emergency Preparedness partners and Municipalities including the #Prepareyourselfie challenge.

For their #Prepareyourselfie follow their facebook and twitter pages to learn more and participate.


Facebook page  Twitter page



Alert Ready - EAS


Your phone has the power to save a life

May 8th Testing Alert Ready Management System

Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians.

During Emergency Preparedness Week, another province wide test of the Alert Ready system will take place on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 2:55pm. Frequently asked questions about these emergency alerts and the Alert Ready system, as well as information on the compatibility of mobile devices to receive these alerts can be found art alert ready.

Emergency Management Ontario

Telephone: (416) 314-3723 / 24 hr: 1-877-314-3723



Be Emergency Ready

Be Prepared

More information on emergency preparedness see your local Municipality, or the following regional website; 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 website is an educational resource for the different 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.

Subscribe to Ontario Emergency Alerts

To learn about emergencies as soon as possible:

follow @OntarioWarnings on Twitter

subscribe to Red Alerts

receive email updates



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