HALTON HILLS, ON – The theme of the Emergency Preparedness Week in its 23rd year, “Be Emergency Ready.-.Stay Connected” will accompany a new initiative surrounding the Alert Ready system. This system is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alerts to Canadians. The events this year run across Canada from May 7 through May 13. #PrepareYourSelfie!”
The objective of the annual event is to inform community residents about the preparation and needs in case of an emergency. “The new alerting system will provide information on what action members of the public would need to take to keep themselves and other affected persons safe during an emergency,” said John deHooge, Chief of Fire Services at the Town.
Ontarians are encouraged to take the time to assemble a 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit and share it via social media and talk through what your family would do during an emergency.
Take the challenge. Promote it as much as you can. Challenge your family, friends and colleagues.
We encourage you to discuss Emergency Preparedness with your family and friends. Plan, Prepare, Be Aware.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is the 2013 recipient of the National Municipal Environmental Award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and is ranked as one of the Top 5 small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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For further information contact:
Halton Hills Fire Department
905-873-2601 Ext. 2118
Manager of Corporate Communications
905-873-2601, ext. 2412
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