Emergency Preparedness Starts with You

Published on May 4, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. 

This year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Through the Get Prepared campaign, Canadians have learned to know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. This year's theme highlights the importance of having these measures in place but specifically emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current conditions, like the weather, that might impact you.

Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency. Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations. Keep this document in an easy-to-find, easy-to-remember place (for example, with your emergency kit). Photocopy this plan and keep it in your car and/or at work, and a copy close to your phone. If you completed your plan online, keep an electronic version on your computer.

This guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies. Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.

Let’s make sure the Township of South Stormont is prepared. From May 7th to May 13th visit the Emergency Preparedness Action Plan website (https://beprepared.emergencymanagementontario.ca/myplan) and create a plan for your household.

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide