Emergency Preparedness Week encourages residents to be prepared

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5 to May 11. The Bruce County Emergency Management Program encourages all Bruce County residents and visitors to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are always ways to reduce the risk and impact of whatever emergency we face. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergency situations.

It is important to:

  1. Know the Risks
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Get an Emergency Kit

The Bruce County Public Library and Canadian Red Cross have teamed up to bring a special series of Be Ready Workshops to Bruce County during Emergency Preparedness Week. Eight workshops scheduled across the County will share best practices to help you prepare for any emergency, including how to put together an emergency kit. Registration is required, so please visit the BCPL online calendar to register for Be Ready Workshops near you.

“We encourage residents and visitors to take steps to be prepared. Experience has shown that individual preparedness contributes to overall community preparedness. If you are able to mitigate and be prepared for potential emergencies, you may alleviate stress on emergency responders and community recovery efforts,” says Ray Lux, Bruce County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Discover more at www.brucecounty.on.ca/getprepared