Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event encourages all Canadians to be better prepared for emergencies or disasters at home and in our community.
You can learn more from the links below and by dropping by our FREE events during EP Week (see below for details).
TUESDAY MAY 9 - Emergency Preparedness Booth: The Emergency Program will be set up in the plaza area between City Hall and the RCMP building from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9. Stop by for some general information or engage our staff and volunteers for more specific information on how you can be best prepared for disasters.
THURSDAY MAY 11 - Preparing Your Pets for Disaster: Guest speaker and national coordinator for the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team, Cheryl Rogers, will share tips on how we can prepare our beloved pets for emergencies. The presentation will run from 7:00 - 8:30 in City Hall Council Chambers. Registration is required. Click the title above for more information.
FRIDAY MAY 12 - Emergency Preparedness Talk for Seniors: Join the Emergency Program and Fire Department as we host Barb Morgan who will be presenting on the new emergency preparedness guide for seniors. Registration is required. Click the link above or contact the emergency program for more details.
SATURDAY MAY 13 - Haney Farmers Market: Fresh flowers, fresh food and fresh ideas on preparing your home and family for emergencies. Come talk to our Emergency Program staff and volunteers at the emergency preparedness booth as we join the Haney Farmers Market in the first outdoor market of the season!
Here are some resources to help you promote EP Week:
The flagship publication guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies. Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.