A World of Reasons to Be Prepared This Emergency Preparedness Week, May 2-8, 2021
When emergencies and disasters hit close to home, it’s vital for communities and individuals to be prepared – for a world of reasons! That’s the key message locally of Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week), a national program that runs from May 2-8.
This year’s “World of Reasons” theme encourages everyone to think about all the important reasons why preparation is so important – to individuals, their families and their communities. And in this pandemic year, preparedness starts with vaccination and with observing public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. We can overcome this pandemic, together, by doing our part to stay safe and protected. Share your reasons for getting the vaccination on social media with the hashtag #AWorldOfReasons.
Learn more about vaccination at WEVax.ca.
The ongoing pandemic is also a timely reminder of the importance of having access to the most up-to-date information. The City of Windsor’s “Windsor Alerts” program makes it easy: just sign up at www.WindsorAlerts.ca or call 311. It’s free, and it provides event updates, warnings and instructions during times of crisis, directly to you, on any electronic devices you register. Non-residents who work in Windsor are also encouraged to sign up using their work addresses.
Knowing our community’s unique risks, being prepared with an emergency plan (that includes Windsor Alerts) and having an emergency kit ready will help ensure that you, your family and others in your community are better able to respond. Windsor’s Emergency Preparedness Guide is available online for assistance. We also remind everyone to check their emergency kits, and replace any items, such as food or medication, that may be expiring.
Learn more about Windsor Alerts, and also stay informed by following @WindsorFire1 and @CityWindsorON on Twitter, @CityofWindsor on Facebook and @CityWindsorOn on Instagram for ongoing updates throughout the year.
Learn more about Emergency Preparedness Week from Public Safety Canada.