Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This special week is a national effort lead by Public Safety Canada, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sector.
By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:
- Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
- Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do
- Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
Come join us at the fire station for our annual Open House! Meet local firefighters, community partners, play games, learn about fire safety and more! Games, prizes, BBQ, touch a truck, spray the fire hose and more!
Ontario's first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day! Last year there were 133 fire fatalities in the province – the most in 20 years. As part of Test Your Smoke Alarm Day, all Ontarians are encouraged to learn more about smoke alarms, fire safety, and home fire escape planning, which can save the lives of you and your loved ones. Most importantly, we want you to test your smoke alarms! Snap a photo of you or family members testing your smoke alarms and post it to social media using the hashtag #SavedByTheBeep.
This year’s National Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about actions you can are in the kitchen to ensure you are your family are fire safe!” and visit the NFPA website.
There’s a reason they call carbon monoxide the “silent killer” – it’s colorless, odorless, tasteless and can’t be detected by humans without the help of an carbon monoxide alarm. This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness week and we are encouraging all Ontarians to test their carbon monoxide alarms and check the expiry date to ensure your alarms are operational. Follow our social media accounts for more information on carbon monoxide.
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