Emergency Preparedness Week!

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and partners.

This year’s theme is Be Emergency Ready. The campaign is aimed to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. Working together with community leaders, first responders, non-government organizations and all levels of government, we can build a more resilient and safer Canada.

Throughout the year, the Municipalities, Townships, and the Region of Waterloo in partnership with electric and gas utilities companies challenge you to being prepared in case of emergencies situations. 

Know your risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit!  Check this page often for information on being prepared for emergencies.    

EP Week 2019 Events

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Preparedness Tips

 Types of Emergencies

Be informed  Power outages
Create an emergency communications plan  Tornados
Create an evacuation plan Thunder and lightning storms
Build an emergency survival kit  Earthquakes
Pack an evacuation go bag Natural gas leak emergency 
Prepare a vehicle emergency kit and learn winter driving safety tips Fire 
Consider special needs when planning for emergencies Severe winter storm (blizzards/ice storms) 
Give the gift of preparedness Extreme temperatures (cold/heatwave) 
Involve your children in emergency planning Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) incident and Shelter-in-Place 
Prepare your pets  Health emergencies
Remember about emergency planning and safety beyond your home Flooding 
Practice your plan, review your plan and replace items in your kit annually Drinking water emergency 

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In addition to the Local Municipalities in the region, the Be Prepared Challenge information is also brought to you by the following sponsors:

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