Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 6-12 and its goal is to ensure that families are ready for any sort of emergency that could happen.

There are three steps to ensure that your family is prepared for an emergency:

Step 1: Make a Plan

-Emergency numbers
-Evacuation plans and routes
-Fire and other safety (smokes alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, extinguishers, etc.
-Important documents
-Planning and safety beyond your home
-Planning for special needs

Step 2: Build a Kit

-Essentials (water, food, flashlight, cash etc.)
-Special consideration (baby items, medication, medical supplies, pet food, etc.)
-Extra supplies (clothing, blankets, toiletries, activities for children)

Step 3: Be Informed

-Sign up for Ontario’s Emergency Alerts
-If possible, stay connected to television and radio news

With the dry conditions, forest fire hazards are at a high in the region and it’s a good idea to have your family ready for any evacuations. Also, in some cases, power outages could occur.

Todd Skene, Chief of Kenora’s Fire and Emergency Services will have more when he joins the Q Morning Show tomorrow just after 8:00am!

For more information on how to keep you and your family safe in the case of an emergency, visit Emergency Management Ontario.

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