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