Strathcona County gears up for Emergency Preparedness Week

May 2, 2024

Strathcona County gears up for Emergency Preparedness Week

In an emergency, would you be prepared to take care of you and your loved ones for 72 hours?

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week from May 5 to 11, Community Safety Educators from Strathcona County can help you be prepared for emergencies and disasters and answer questions you may have about emergency preparedness.

"Emergency preparedness can make a significant difference when it comes to saving lives and preventing injuries," says Fire Chief Martin Paulson, Director of Emergency Management. "We can't always prevent emergencies, but we can prepare ourselves and our families to handle them effectively."

Residents can participate and prepare their households by:

  • signing up for a free Emergency Preparedness class and tour of the County’s Emergency Operations Centre at strathcona.ca/EPWeek;
  • visiting the County website to get daily tips to prepare for disasters; and
  • signing up to receive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County by visiting strathcona.ca/SCalerts or by calling 780-410-8550.

Everyone has a responsibility and plays an important role in keeping family, friends, businesses and the community safe. Preparedness can help save lives and prevent injuries.

Sign up for the free class and find preparedness tips at strathcona.ca/EPWeek.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595