Emergency Preparedness Week
Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week is an annual event that takes place across the country during the first full week of May. In 2023, Emergency Preparedness Week is being celebrated May 7-13.
A message from Mayor Paul Lefebvre:
EP Week raises awareness about how to prepare for an emergency and how to keep your family safe in a crisis. It also helps to create safer communities by encouraging you to remember those who may be vulnerable or unable to support themselves during an emergency.
There are four simple steps to help plan for emergencies:
- Know the hazards/risks in your area;
- Make a plan to protect your family in the event of emergency; and
- Get an emergency kit so you and your family are self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
- Know what to do after an emergency occurs.
Get involved in Emergency Preparedness Week
EP week is also a good time to:
- Book a presentation for your workplace or community group
- Talk to your family and prepare a family emergency plan
- Build an emergency kit for your home, office and car
- Learn about emergency preparedness for pets
- Start work or volunteer meetings by reminding participants about emergency procedures
- Stage an emergency exercise and practice your plan
Activities for Children
- Children’s placemat (PDF, 1.04 MB)
- Be Prepared! Children’s activity booklet (PDF, 1.2 MB) – courtesy of Public Safety Canada