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Emergency Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2017

Disaster and emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere. If one happened today, what would you do and who would you depend on for the next 72 hours to stay safe?

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event coordinated in the first week of May every year by Public Safety Canada in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and other partners. During Emergency Preparedness Week the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with municipalities across the province, encourages Albertans to be prepared to respond to the many different types of emergencies that can affect their lives.

2017 Emergency Preparedness Week Activities

72 hours, is your family prepared?

If you or your family are caught in an emergency or disaster, are you prepared? Do you have a 72-hour kit? An emergency plan?

Preparedness is a shared responsibility. We know that in some cases when a disaster occurs, it can take up to three days for emergency responders to reach you while they deal with the response and the most critically injured. Make sure you take the time now to prepare yourself with the items necessary to survive for a 72-hour period.

Check back often for updates on activities in your community.

What's in a 72-hour kit?

  • Date modified: 2017-01-17

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