Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week
Posted on 05/03/2019
The City of Charlottetown Fire Department encourages the public to use the free emergency plan templates it has available online to create customized plans for their home, business and/or pets.

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and community partners. Emergency Preparedness Week provides an opportunity for the public to create emergency plans or review and refresh old ones.

The Charlottetown Fire Department templates were created in partnership with New York Emergency Management. They help identify steps and individual needs for residences, pets, and places of business in emergency scenarios.

For more information or for free copies of the templates, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/Fire and click on “Fire Prevention.” (Direct link: https://www.charlottetown.ca/resident_services/emergency_services/fire_department/fire_prevention/emergency_plan_templates)

Learn more about safety and how to plan ahead for you, your family, and your pets by attending Emergency Preparedness Day, hosted by the Emergency Animal Response Team on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Canadian Tire in Charlottetown (20 Babineau Avenue). The following organizations will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information: Emergency Animal Response Team (EART), Charlottetown Police Service, Canadian Red Cross, PEI Ground Search and Rescue, PEI EMO, Paramedic Association of PEI, and Metro Fire Prevention (Charlottetown, Cross Roads and North River fire departments).