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Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7, 2022) encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

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 our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.

Visit www.getprepared.ca for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7

This year’s EP Week theme: Be Ready for Anything, is a reminder that preparedness isn’t just about being ready for the next big disaster. It’s about making preparedness a part of our regular routine so we are better able to navigate disruptions, big or small. More than two years of living with a pandemic has forced many of us to develop our own preparedness habits without even realizing it. Building a network of people you can rely on in case of quarantine, and stocking up on supplies, are all preparedness habits that we can use for more than a pandemic. Being prepared is a challenge for us all. By breaking it down into small steps and making it a part of our routine, over time we can be ready for anything.

Supporting Information

Here is some further information to keep you in the know!

Emergency Preparedness Links