Emergency Preparedness Week 2022 – Be Ready for Anything!

Across Canada, Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1-7, 2022, asks Canadians to Be Ready for Anything! and take action to prepare for emergencies. Extreme weather is a prime example of a hazard becoming more common, which may severely impact communities. For that reason, each resident must be ready for anything.

All municipalities plan for big emergencies. Haldimand County Emergency Services works with the local agencies to prepare for these events to ensure minimal disruption to municipal services. Another component of emergency planning is promoting individual responsibility during an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national program that encourages Canadians to think about hazards and risks in their area and consider how they can remain safe for up to three days. This may be as simple as learning where to get information during an emergency or creating a 72-hour Emergency Kit with items found in your home.

“It is crucial to Emergency Services that everyone be able to take care of themselves and their family for up to 3 days. We are stronger together when working towards the common goal of community safety,” said Kim Payne, Coordinator of Emergency Management, regarding EP Week’s importance.

Haldimand County Emergency Services also recommends that each household takes this week to develop or review their Home Emergency Plan. Planning at all levels allows better use of resources to limit the impact of an emergency, keeping your family’s safety a top priority.

More information will be available at Haldimand County Administration Building, 53 Thorburn Street, Cayuga, ON (May 1- 7, 2022) or on the Haldimand County Website. Also, visit Public Safety Canada Website for a resource toolkit to get you started.

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