Starting next week, the RMWB will be holding a number of events for Emergency Preparedness Week.
May 7-13 is recognized nationally for emergency preparedness and this year the municipality is giving residents the chance to learn more about possible situations and how to manage them.
“Emergency situations can happen anytime, anywhere, so it is very important to know what to do to keep you and your family safe,” said Chris Graham, Assistant Deputy Chief, Regional Emergency Management. “We are educating residents on what they can do to be prepared and that starts with three steps: know the risks, make a plan and get a kit. I encourage everyone to come out to one of our events and learn more.”
Over the next week, events will be held talking about different situations and information.
- Sunday, May 7, 3-5 p.m.
– Being held at the Anzac Community Hall. This will take place during Anzac’s community gathering with a BBQ set to follow from 5-7 p.m.
- Monday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.
– Being held at Timberlea Public School. Residents can learn about power outages, vehicle emergency kits, homeowner FireSmart, and the “Be Ready” app.
- Tuesday, May 9, 6-8 p.m.
– Being held at Greely Road School. Residents can learn more about mental preparedness, evacuations, and gas outage.
- Wednesday, May 10, 4-6 p.m.
– Being held at the Conklin Community Hall. An information table will be present during Conklin’s community gathering with a BBQ after from 6-8 p.m.
- Thursday, May 11, 2-4 p.m.
– Being held at the Father R. Perin School in Janvier. An information table will be present during the community’s cleanup and gathering from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday, May 12, 6-8 p.m.
– Being held at the McMurray Experience. Residents can learn more about pet preparedness, power outages, and homeowner FireSmart.
More information can found at rmwb.ca/areyouready.