Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

April 23, 2012 10:16 ET

News Editors, Take Note!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2012) - Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6-12) is fast approaching. EP Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place during the first week of May since 1996. The event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in collaboration with the provinces and territories and other partners.

As members of the media, you are an important partner in fostering a culture of preparedness in Canada.

The theme of this year's EP Week is "Make a Plan." Considering the fact that 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency plan is important, yet only 40% have completed one, "Make a Plan" is a message worth spreading.

Check out Public Safety Canada's Get Prepared Website where you will find a video about how to make an emergency plan, and an entire toolkit with plenty of information about EP week.

Please also visit the Get Prepared mobile site, which provides easy access for Canadians to useful information, from wherever they are, that allows them to react quickly and appropriately during an emergency.

Another resource that may be of interest is the updated Canadian Disaster Database, which provides information about disasters that have occurred across the country since 1900.

Although most disasters are beyond our control, Canadians will be interested to learn about the steps everyone can take to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere.

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    Public Safety Canada
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