Emergency Preparedness Week: Be Ready for Anything - May 1 - 7, 2022
Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. EP Week is an opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency. This year, the theme is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything. The intent of this theme is to encourage Canadians to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face in their region. This week, make sure you take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster.
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Emergencies can and do happen without warning. The Town of Prescott has a community Emergency Plan in place for the coordination and implementation of all required services in the event of a natural or man-made emergency.
What is an emergency?
A declared emergency or impending situation constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property that can be:
- caused by the forces of nature
- disease or other health risk
- an accident
- an act whether intentional or otherwise
What are the Town of Prescott’s responsibilities?
Within the first 72 hours, the municipality shall attend to and protect all municipal owned infrastructure and assets (roads, overpasses, buildings and water and sewer).
This could take up to 72 hours; therefore, individuals, families, and/or businesses are asked to prepare an Emergency Kit while the municipality attends to the emergency.
Being Prepared for an Emergency
Before an emergency happens, it’s important to make sure you have a plan in place for your household. Use the following three steps to ensure your family is prepared for an emergency:
Step 1 – Make a Plan
Step 2 – Build a 72-hour Kit
Step 3 – Be Informed
Create your personal emergency plan: Emergency Preparedness Guide