Emergency Preparedness Week May 2nd to 8th

April 28, 2010

Are you ready for an emergency? Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but as individuals we can reduce the risk to ourselves and our families. Take the time during Emergency Preparedness Week to take a look at your level of preparedness.

Three simple steps will better prepare you and your family to face a range of emergencies:

Know the risks — Although the consequences of emergencies 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 when an emergency occurs.

Get an emergency kit — During an emergency, you may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours while emergency workers help those in urgent need.

Be informed. Be prepared. Visit the following websites for more emergency preparedness information:
 
Township of Esquimalt Emergency Program

Province of BC

Government of Canada

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual national awareness initiative that has taken place every year during the first week of May 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.