Agencies from all levels of government can do their jobs more effectively if each one of us takes personal responsibility for emergency preparedness. Preparing ourselves, our families and being ready to assist our neighbours will help to reduce the potentially devastating effects of emergencies and disasters.
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard
During an emergency your household may be isolated from emergency services for an extended period of time, as emergency workers prioritize those in critical need. Access to phones, gas, water, sewer and electrical services may be cut off. Learning how to be personally prepared is vital. Familiarize yourself with the potential hazards in your area and take the time to prepare an emergency plan and assemble an emergency kit.