Monday, May 2, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners. It is a time to think about how prepared we are for a flood, earthquake, snowstorm, power outage, fire.

Questions to ask within families:

Do we have several days worth of water on hand should an emergency happen?

Most suggest 72 hours non perishable food and water be available, should an emergency happen. Most people in allergy groups suggest four or five days of food on hand for each allergic person, finding safe food, may be an issue should a wide scale emergency happen.

If our city/ town needs to be evacuated where do family members meet?
Grandma's/ Aunt's house.

Does everybody in the house know where the flashlights/ batteries/ candles are?

Candles made from nuts, coconuts and corn. Do we have a car safety kit?

Do we have minimum of a week's supply of prescription medications
List of all prescription medications

List of emergency contacts
Sometimes we forget phone numbers with cellphone contact lists.

Are our emergency kits allergen free?

See Also:
EMS Week
May 17 - 23 Emergency Medical Services Week
Ambulance Tours

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