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Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2017) – May 7-13 is recognized nationally as Emergency Preparedness Week, and residents are invited to learn how they can get prepared for emergency situations at events taking place throughout the region.

This year’s Emergency Preparedness Week theme is “Plan. Prepare. Be Aware”, and presentations offered throughout the week will cover topics such as power and gas outages, vehicle emergency kits, pet preparedness and more.

“Emergency situations can happen anytime, anywhere, so it is very important to know what to do to keep you and your family safe,” said Chris Graham, Assistant Deputy Chief, Regional Emergency Management. “We are educating residents on what they can do to be prepared and that starts with three steps: know the risks, make a plan and get a kit. I encourage everyone to come out to one of our events and learn more.”

Get prepared this spring by attending one of our events below or visiting rmwb.ca/areyouready.

Events:

Sunday, May 7, 3-5 p.m.
Anzac Community Hall, Anzac
Emergency Preparedness presentations will take place during Anzac’s community gathering to recognize the May 3, 2016 wildfire, with a BBQ to follow from 5 – 7 p.m.

Monday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.
Timberlea Public School, 107 Brett Dr.
Presentations: 3 Steps to Emergency Preparedness; Power Outage; Vehicle Emergency Kits and Be Ready App; and Homeowner FireSmart.

Tuesday, May 9, 6-8 p.m.
Greely Road School, 109 Greely Rd.
Presentations: 3 Steps to Emergency Preparedness; Mental Emergency Preparedness; Evacuations; and Gas Outage.

Wednesday, May 10, 4 – 6 p.m.
Conklin Community Hall, Conklin
An Emergency Preparedness Week information table will be present during Conklin’s community gathering to recognize the wildfire, with a BBQ to follow from 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 11, 2 – 4 p.m.
Father R. Perin School, Janvier
An Emergency Preparedness Week information table will be present during Janvier’s Community Cleanup and gathering to recognize the wildfire, which takes place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, May 12, 6-8 p.m.
McMurray Experience, 9909 Franklin Ave.
Presentations: 3 Steps to Emergency Preparedness; Pet Preparedness; Power Outage; Homeowner FireSmart.

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