Public Education & Awareness
Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility. The basic tenet of public awareness and education is to increase their knowledge to enable safe attitudes and behaviours.
AEMA provides informational materials and resources to keep the public informed on a variety of topics ranging from fire prevention and safety, injury prevention, hazardous materials awareness, severe storm and flood preparedness, winter weather preparedness, self sufficiency for the first 72 hours after an emergency to pandemic flu preparedness, and more. In addition, during specific emergency situations, AEMA decides on the type of information to be made available to the public.
AEMA reaches the public through a number of methods. These include programs that are targeted to specific audiences such as school children, First Nations, seniors or the disabled; and programs and services that are directed to the general public through campaigns, publications, and teaching resources. Radio, television, newspapers, community public educators, AEMA staff, the audio-visual library, and the website play a vital role in providing public awareness/information messages of AEMA to the public.
The links below provide access to public awareness and education programs and services of AEMA:
- Change Your Clock: Replace Your Smoke Alarm Batteries (March 11th, 2012)
- Winter Holiday Fire Safety Campaign - December 2011
- Fire Prevention Week - 2011
- The Three Minute Drill Campaign
- Change Your Clock: Replace Your Smoke Alarm Batteries (March 13th, 2011)
- 72-hour Emergency Kit: Is Your Family Prepared?
- Burn Awareness Week - 2011
- Halloween Fire Safety
- Summer Fire Safety
- Emergency Preparedness Week - 2012
- Audio Visual Library
- Education Programs
- Teaching Resources
- Children's Fire Safety
- Fire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Publications (Pamphlets, cards, booklets, etc.)
- Fire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Information (Fact sheets)
- Risk Watch
- Getting to Know Fire
- Fire Safety Programs for Older Adults
- Pub-ed Links
- Seminars, workshops, meetings + Grant Proposal Samples (New!)
- Prolonged Winter Power Outage
- Pub-ed Research
- Working with the media
- On-line Games (Internet links)