Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

Heat warning for Guelph

July 18, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Guelph. A heat event will continue into Saturday. Continue reading Heat warning for Guelph


Students turn pillowcases into 72-hour emergency kits

May 25, 2018

Guelph, Ont., May 25, 2018 – For a second year, elementary students in grades 3 to 5 took part in The Pillowcase Project—an interactive educational program that teaches children about safety, emotional coping skills, and personal emergency preparedness. “The Pillowcase Project is a fun and engaging way to get kids involved in preparing for an emergency,” says Dave Elloway, the City of Guelph’s community emergency management coordinator. This program, developed by the American Red Cross, teaches students to create their own 72-hour emergency supply kit by packing essential survival items in a pillowcase. Such items include: water, a first-aid kit, blanket, flashlight, batteries, spare clothes, and a toothbrush, and a special comfort item such as a stuffed animal. This makes an easy to grab and… Continue reading Students turn pillowcases into 72-hour emergency kits


City hosting annual Emergency Preparedness Day event

May 2, 2016

Guelph, Ont., May 2, 2016 – On Wednesday, May 4 the City of Guelph will host its annual Emergency Preparedness 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 Preparedness Week, May 1 to 7, Guelph’s Emergency Preparedness Day is an opportunity for the public to learn about emergency management and personal preparedness from the City’s Emergency Services personnel. This year’s national… Continue reading City hosting annual Emergency Preparedness Day event