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WILDFIRES. WIND STORMS. FLOODS. DROUGHTS. WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK MAY 6-12

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK CHECKLIST DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN?

No one likes to contemplate a natural disaster. However, in the age of climate crises, we live with growing risks, which include a major earthquake and events such as drought, wildfires or violent storms that can cause property damage and threaten lives. In each case, we need to mitigate surprises by being prepared. As our region’s emergency communications system provider, CREST links 50 emergency response and public safety agencies. Our technology is among the best in the world. But it remains essential that the public is prepared by developing an emergency plan for yourself or your family, and by having an emergency kit. Stay safe everyone.

DO YOU HAVE AN EARTHQUAKE KIT?

DO YOU HAVE ADEQUATE FIRST AID?

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ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE ON YOUR OWN FOR 3-7 DAYS?

DO YOU HAVE A DESIGNATED FAMILY MEETING PLACE?

For information on Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region go to www.prepareyourself.ca

Langford Fire Rescue would like to congratulate and thank Langford’s Emergency Support Services dedicated volunteers in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week.

The North Saanich Fire Department would like to thank all of our dedicated volunteers for their time, effort and commitment to keeping our community safe.

250-656-1931 NorthSaanichFire.ca

OAK BAY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Being prepared is Your responsibility! Attend a free emergency preparedness workshop Saturday, May 18 for information on how to get to prepared and what to expect so you’re ready for any disaster! For details and to register, please check out esquimalt.ca/nepp

Thank you to all Oak Bay Emergency Program volunteers for making our Community a safer place to live in.

Thanks to our Emergency Program Managers, PEMO volunteers & Firefighters for protecting our community and preparing our residents for emergencies. Together we will strive to make Sidney the safest Town of its size in Canada! Be notified to emergencies in your area. Register at sidney.ca or the town hall.

We appreciate and thank all of our Saanich Emergency Program volunteers for their dedication to o our community.

@SaanichEP EP @S @SaanichFire Recognizing the work of C.R.E.S.T. and our entire team of dedicated volunteers who support Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in our community. Be Prepared... Not Scared! When disaster strikes we are all in it together! Prepare for a disaster by putting together an Emergency Kit with enough supplies to allow you, your family and your family pet(s) to shelter in place for at least 72 hours.

The Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization consists of Search and Rescue, Emergency Support Services, Communications and the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program who serve the municipalities of Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney and are available during times of disaster and major emergency. For more information please visit www.pemo.ca or call a Municipal Coordinator at one of the following numbers: Central Saanich 250-544-4238 North Saanich 250-656-1931 Sidney 250-656-2121


Emergency Preparedness: A Shared Responsibility Help build a culture of preparedness.

Know Your Risks Such as:

Take the opportunity during National Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5 – 11, 2019) to get you and your family better prepared for emergencies.

Earthquake

Tsunami

Learn about hazards that can impact the Capital Region, put emergency kits together, create a family reunification plan, and connect with neighbours.

House Fire

Severe Weather

By preparing your family for routine inconveniences such as power outages, you’ll be better prepared for a major event, like an earthquake. In a major emergency, first responders will need to focus on life-threatening scenarios. You and your family will need to be able to cope without outside assistance for at least SEVEN DAYS in the event of a disaster.

Attend an Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Make a Plan Make a plan to reconnect with family

National Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.

Know if you’re in a Tsunami Hazard Zone

Here are some simple steps to Prepare Yourself.

Sign up to Drop! Cover! and Hold On! at ShakeOutBC.ca

Assign an out-of-province contact for check-ins

Get Your Kit Together

Prepare Yourself

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Build an emergency kit

In the event of a major emergency, local radio stations and social media will be key ways to communicate and receive timely updates (e.g. safe places to go if you’re unable to shelter in place or stay with family or friends). Prepare yourself now:

Disaster Movie Screening:

SAN ANDREAS To learn more about what to expect from a major earthquake in Greater Victoria, attend a FREE disaster movie screening of SAN ANDREAS, complete with live myth-busting commentary by NRCan earthquake seismologist Alison Bird.

Get ideas on what to include with PrepareYourself.ca videos Prepare to care for yourself for AT LEAST 7 DAYS Plan for 4 LITRES of water per person/pet per day

• Follow your local government on Twitter and Facebook • Check your local government’s website for updates in an emergency

Read the Prepare Yourself guide to emergency preparedness

Get Connected

• Follow @EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter for emergency updates

Tonight

Hold a neighbourhood block party

• Follow @PreparedBC and @PrepareCRD on Twitter for emergency preparedness tips

(May 9) at 7 p.m. at the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street.

Prepare a neighbourhood resource map Know which neighbours require assistance Sign up to receive your community’s emergency alerts

Prepare together

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CREST Emergency Preparedness May 9th  

A Special Section to the Times Colonist

CREST Emergency Preparedness May 9th  

A Special Section to the Times Colonist