Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we may face, whether natural or human-induced.
Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.
It is important to:
- Know the risks specific to your community.
- Make a plan – it will help you to know what to do.
- Put together a 72 hour emergency kit. During an emergency, you will need some basic supplies.
- An emergency preparedness guide is available at http://www.caledon.ca/en/live/resources/fire/Emergency-Preparedness-Guide.pdf
- Visit http://www.getprepared.ca or http://www.caledon.ca/fire for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.
- Caledon Fire & Emergency Services encourages you to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better, both during and after a major disaster. Get an emergency kit now – it can make a world of difference.
Caledon Fire & Emergency Services encourages residents to stop by to learn more about personal preparedness at the following locations:
- Bolton Canadian Tire Store Friday, May 12, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Bolton Home Depot Store Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m