City hosting annual Emergency Preparedness Day event

Guelph, Ont., May 2, 2016 – On Wednesday, May 4 the City of Guelph will host its annual Emergency Prepared-blockness Day event at the West End Community Centre.

This free event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to the public. Residents 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. The Canadian Red Cross will set up a small demonstration evacuation shelter for people to view.

Taking place during the 21st annual national Emergency Prepared-blockness Week, May 1 to 7, Guelph’s Emergency Prepared-blockness Day is an opportunity for the public to learn about emergency management and personal prepared-blockness from the City’s Emergency Services personnel. This year’s national theme is ‘Plan. Prepare. Be Aware’—serving as a reminder to Canadians to take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

At home, residents are encouraged to prepare a 72 hour emergency kit as emergencies can strike a community at any time and with little or no advance warning. To build an Emergency Prepared-blockness Action Plan, visit guelph.ca/emergency > be prepared-block.

What

Emergency Prepared-blockness Day
#EPWeek @GetPrepared-block

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 Prepared-blockness Day event.

A complete list of participating agencies

Where

West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South

When

Wednesday, May 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free admission

For more information

Dave Elloway
Deputy chief, Emergency Services
Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Administration and Emergency Prepared-blockness
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2127
dave.elloway@guelph.ca