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Be emergency ready: it’s National Emergency Preparedness Week

May 2, 2019 3:01 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

May 5-11, 2019 is National Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week in Canada. This year, the theme is Be Emergency Ready!

The City of Red Deer encourages all residents and families to follow three easy steps to prepare for emergencies:Know the risks in your community

  1. Make an emergency plan for yourself and your family
  2. Get a 72 hour emergency kit

“We see emergencies impacting people across Canada every year,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator for The City of Red Deer. “Every time an emergency occurs, we see that preparedness for individuals and families works! It makes people more resilient and less vulnerable to disaster impacts. This makes our community stronger!”

A key step for emergency preparedness is knowing the risks in your neighbourhood. Each part of the City of Red Deer is unique and people should be aware of the risks specific to where they live.

“Risks in our community vary depending on the area” says Mann, “For example, if you live close to flowing water, you want to be prepared for flooding. If you are close to industry, railways or a major highway, you should know the steps to shelter in place. Risk awareness is key to preparedness!”  

Information on emergency preparedness www.reddeer.ca/getprepared.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Mann
Emergency Management Coordinator
The City of Red Deer
403-356-2490

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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