Emergency Preparedness Week May 7-13, 2017
Published on May 03, 2017 at 01:38p.m.
In recognition of the importance of Emergency Management in Saskatchewan and to raise community awareness regarding the need for individuals to take ownership for preparation for the possibility of an emergency, Council of the Town of Kindersley has proclaimed the week of May 7-13, 2017 as Emergency Preparedness Week.
Emergencies can happen at any time without notice. The Town of Kindersley encourages all citizens to make sure you and your families are prepared.
Make an Emergency Kit
An emergency kit is essential when preparing for an emergency. An emergency kit contains necessities for everyday living and emergency safety supplies. A kit may be a plastic container, duffle bag, or anything else that can store kit supplies and can be grabbed and transferred easily. Items within a kit should last at least 72 hours. Designate a family member to routinely check the emergency kit to ensure that items re replenished and not expired.
An emergency kit may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Water- 2L per person per day
- Non- perishable foods
- Manual can opener
- Flashlight and batteries
- Battery-powered or wind-up radio
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Special needs items- may include:
Medications, copies of important documents (birth certificate, passport, etc.), e xtra keys for your car and house, c ash, and f amily emergency plan
Download Emergency Preparedness Guide
Safety Tips for the Family
Creating and memorizing a Family Emergency Plan will help prevent chaos and mitigate greater risk to your loved ones during an emergency. A Family Emergency Plan should include instructions on meeting places outside of the home in the event of separation during an emergency event.
Three steps to follow if you're at home during an emergency event:
- Move indoors, if outside, and gather all family members in one room.
- Gather your family emergency kit and move into a safe room.
- Turn on a radio and await further instruction from emergency personnel.
For more information about emergency preparedness and the Town of Kindersley's Emergency Measures Organization, visit www.kindersley.ca/emergency-preparedness.More: Home News Town News