May 1 to 7, 2022 is Emergency Preparedness Week
We all play an important part in keeping our families and businesses safe. When we are prepared as individuals, together we all make our community safer and better prepared. Take the time this week to make or check your emergency preparedness plan and kit. Be prepared for anything.
The Community Safety Educators will be out during this week helping to spread the word! Visit them at:
- Millennium Place
- Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Salisbury Farmers' Market, May 5, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Ardrossan Community Hall, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ideas for the week
Emergencies are stressful for children. Help your child/children to be better prepared by writing your family emergency plan today. Practice your emergency plan regularly and talk to your children about why you’re doing it. Involve your children in writing the emergency plan and in making a 72-hour emergency kit. This will help them better cope when an emergency happens.
If you have children between 8 and 12 years old and are considering leaving them at home alone, have them sign up for a free At Home Alone class on May 4.
For many emergencies, there is very little time to react. Download your copy of the Strathcona County Emergency Preparedness Guide to get prepared today for the unexpected!
The best place for a pet is with their owner. However, you should make a plan for your pet’s care if you were to become ill or require hospitalization.
Do not let your pet fend for itself in an emergency situation. Remember to include them when assembling your emergency kit in advance. Do you have horses and other livestock? Make sure to have a plan for them as well.
Heading to the grocery store this week? Update your emergency kit by adding extra food and water to your grocery list. Don’t forget your pets! Everyone needs to be self-sufficient for at least 72-hours (three days). Building your 72-hour emergency kit for each person in your home, including your pets, is the first step in protecting your family.
How will you reconnect with each other? Where will you meet? What if your neighbourhood is being evacuated? It's important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.