Emergency preparedness May 2 to 6; Know the risks, get a plan

This month’s message from Puslinch Fire & Rescue is the importance of being prepared.

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.

Is Your Family Prepared? – Know the Risks

– Severe weather

– Power failures

– Floods or drought

– Transportation accidents (both on the road and rail)

– Water and energy emergencies

– Health emergencies

Make a Plan

– Educate all the members of your immediate family

– Your plan should be shared with responsible neighbours and this establishes your network of support in the event of disasters

– Review your plan periodically to ensure it is still a viable one

Have a Kit

– You should be prepared to be stay in place for 72 hours before outside help arrives

– Build or buy a 72 hour home emergency kit

– Don’t forget to consider your pets and any considerations or requirements for special need family members

A basic kit should not be limited to but could include:

– Water (2 litres/person/day), flashlights, first aid kit, extra car keys, important personal papers,

– Non-perishable foods, toiletries, blankets, medications, playing cards and games,

– A can opener, flashlight & extra batteries

More information can be obtained at the Township of Puslinch website www.Puslinch.ca

Or the County website, www.wellington.ca May 2-6 Puslinch Fire & Rescue Services will have information and a 72 hour kit on display at the township municipal office.