City hosting Emergency Preparedness Day event

Guelph, ON, May 4, 2015 – On Wednesday, May 6 the City of Guelph will host its annual Emergency Preparedness Day event at the West End Community Centre.

The year’s event, taking place during the 20th annual national Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3 to 9, is an opportunity for the public to learn about emergency management and personal preparedness from the City’s Emergency Services personnel. This year’s theme is “72 hours… Is Your Family Prepared?”

Emergencies can strike a community at any time and with little or no advance warning. Residents are encouraged to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.


Build your Emergency Preparedness Action Plan

At the event, members of the public are invited to check out Guelph Fire’s aerial truck, rescue vehicles and equipment, as well as displays from first response organizations, utilities and volunteer groups. Residents interested in the City’s File of Life program can pick up a fridge magnet at the Guelph-Wellington Community Paramedicine booth.

What

Emergency Preparedness Day
#EPWeek #GetPrepared

Who

This is a free event, open to the public. Students from the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District school boards will take part in the Emergency Preparedness Day event.

Participating Agencies

Where

West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road South, Guelph

When

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free admission

For more information

Leanne Swantko
Deputy Chief
Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services
519-822-1260 extension 2105
leanne.swantko@guelph.ca