Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. Emergency Preparedness Week 2023
May 7 to 13 is Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This year’s theme – Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. - encourages all Canadians to improve their understanding of the different types of disaster risks faced where they live.
“In an emergency, being prepared can make all the difference for your family,” said Fire Chief Layne Jackson. “In Regina, we know that we sometimes face severe weather like extreme cold and thunderstorms. Having an emergency kit and knowing the risks we face are essential steps towards being prepared to handle emergency situations.”
Three easy steps will help residents to become better prepared in the event of an emergency:
- Know the risks:
Knowing the risks that are specific to our community, like severe thunderstorms, can help residents be prepared in the event of power outages from extreme weather.
- Make a plan:
Making a plan for your family will save you time if you need to react to an emergency situation. Information about developing a family emergency plan is available on getprepared.ca by searching for “emergency preparedness week.”
- Get an emergency kit:
Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency. Think about all the members of your family, including pets, and make sure the kit is easy to carry.
Watch for social media posts throughout the week for helpful information about emergency preparedness. Residents are invited to enter a contest to win an emergency kit by commenting on the City of Regina’s posts throughout the week. To connect with other Canadians about preparing for emergencies, join the conversation on social media using #EPWeek2023.