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Emergency Preparedness Week is May 2–8, 2021

Fire Department
April 28, 2021

May 2 to 8, 2021, is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada, an annual reminder to take concrete actions to better prepare yourself and your family during emergencies.

“This year, the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on Canadians. While governments at all levels are working hard to keep Canada safe, now, more than ever, we understand that we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness,” said John Klie, Fire Chief of the Terrace Fire Department. “Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face—whether natural or human-induced.” The Terrace Fire Department encourages everyone to be prepared with at least 72 hours’ worth of supplies.

PreparedBC offers a variety of resources to help individuals, families, and businesses be prepared for a variety of situations. The City of Terrace will be sharing some of these resources on our social media accounts this week.

“Individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better—both during and after a major disaster. Get an emergency kit now: it can make a world of difference,” said Klie.

Visit the Emergency Preparedness Week page on our website: https://www.terrace.ca/city-services/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-week

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