Are you Ready? It’s Emergency Preparedness Week in Saskatchewan

Preparation is key to surviving, or enduring a major storm or other catastrophe.

This week, is emergency preparedness week in Saskatchewan.

“Emergencies can happen without warning but there are simple steps that residents can take to prepare to themselves and their families,” said Fire Chief Layne Jackson in a news release. “This week, I urge all residents to learn more about the risks we face, to make plans, and to get an emergency kit, which are all essential parts of being prepared to handle emergency situations.”

Every household should have an emergency evacuation plan in the event of fire or other emergency. Not only should everyone who lives in the house know how to get out, but there should be a designated site nearby for everyone to meet,

Next, you should make sure you have a complete emergency kit.

You will want first aid items, as well as food and water for 72 hours, which is the soonest you could expect outside help, in the event of disaster or catastrophe.

Candles, flashlights, and a portable radio are also key things to have in your emergency preparedness kit.

Its part of the guidance you can find on the Saskatchewan Public Safety Authority website.

There will be a test of the SaskAlert system on May 4th at 1:55p.  So you will see this alert on your smart phone, TV etc.



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