Media Release: Emergency Preparedness Week - #PrepareYourSelfie!

Collingwood, ON [2 May 2017] – Emergency Preparedness Week is May 7 - 13, 2017. Are you and your family prepared in case of emergency?
Collingwood, like every municipality, regardless of size and location, can be seriously disrupted by an emergency. This could take the form of a severe storm, flood, fire, chemical spill or similar disaster.
 
During Emergency Preparedness Week 2017, we’re asking residents to Tweet or post to Facebook “I’m prepared in case of emergency @TownCollingwood. I’ve made a plan and built an emergency preparedness kit. #PrepareYourSelfie” You can also tag your friends and family to encourage them to get involved.
 
One lucky winner will be drawn at random for a 72 Hour Emergency Kit (may not be exactly as shown in picture).
 
If you do not have a Twitter or Facebook account you can also email rmadigan@collingwood.ca or drop off at the Fire Department, 45 High Street by 4:00 p.m. May 13th, 2017.
 
All capable adults are responsible to be prepared for unforeseen emergencies. While nobody can predict an emergency, it is important to plan for a variety of possibilities. Your personal plan can make a significant difference to you and your family's well-being. Emergencies can and do occur without warning.
In an emergency, you may not have access to water or electricity, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. In these instances, having an emergency kit on hand will help keep you and your family comfortable and safe.
 
“It is important to remember when making your emergency plan and putting together your emergency kit, that you have enough supplies to sustain each person in your house as well as each pet in your house,” said Ross Parr, Fire Chief.
 
Your kit should allow you and your family to be self-sufficient for 72 hours (three days) and should be packed in an easy to carry container or bag. Not sure what should go into a 72 hour kit? Visit www.getprepared.ca to learn more, or pick up a 72 hour brochure at Town Hall or the Fire Hall during business hours.
 
Information, links and resources for emergency preparedness are available on the Town of Collingwood’s website at www.collingwood.ca/emergency-preparedness.
 
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For more information, contact:
Communications Officer
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Fire Chief
Ross Parr
T. 705-445-3920

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