Emergency Preparedness Week: Be Ready for Anything 
This is Emergency Preparedness Week and the City of Timmins and the Timmins Fire Department want to remind you that being prepared in the event of an emergency starts now. Protect yourself, your family, and even your community by knowing the risks, making an emergency plan, and building an emergency kit.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness campaign that has been held annually for the last 25 years. All Canadians are encouraged to consider the hazards that can affect our daily lives. They can range from power outages to floods and fires. Public Safety Canada recommends having a family emergency plan and an emergency kit prepared that would allow you to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

The Government of Canada offers free resources to help you create an emergency plan online (https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/plan/mrgnc-pln-en.aspx). You will want to consider safe exits from your home and neighborhood; plan meeting places to reunite with family or friends; identify emergency contacts and numbers; and, list the location of fire extinguishers, water and gas valves in your home. You can print your emergency plan once complete and include a copy in your emergency kit.

Your emergency kit is most effective if it is organized, easy to find, and fully portable. Use backpacks or duffel bags and keep it somewhere accessible and make sure all members of your household know where to find it. We’ve created an emergency kit checklist that you can download and print.

For more information on how to get and stay prepared visit:

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mk-pln-en.aspx

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mrgncychldrn-en.aspx
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/3/2021 at 11:35 AM  

 
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