Disasters, whether natural or human caused, may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and impacts of whatever emergency we might face.
Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while emergency first responders help those in urgent need. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada.
- 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.
- Visit our emergency preparedness section to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.
- This week, we encourage you to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster. Put together an emergency kit today - it can make a world of difference tomorrow.
- 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.