Emergency Preparedness Week – a safe, practiced and prepared Ontario

May 5, 2023 (CALEDON, ON)– Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2023) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.

“With a little preparation, we can be ready for anything,” said Fire Chief Dave Forfar. “By taking these three simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies,”

Step 1 - Make a Plan | Plan a Communication and Evacuation Plan

In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.

Step 2 – Make a Kit | Build an Emergency Survival Kit

Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency.

Step 3 – Be Informed | Ways you can be Informed

Use the following resources to learn more about the hazards you can face and how you can be prepared for them:

Stay connected to the Town’s website and social media for the latest news and updates about burn ban news, road closures, emergency news and more.

Learn more on Emergency Preparedness

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services will be on site at the following locations. Come out and learn about what emergencies we face and how you can be prepared. Attend anyone of these locations for a chance to win your own 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit:

  • May 8 – Albion Bolton Library – 10:30-11:30 a.m. (map)
  • May 8 – Southfields Community Centre – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (map)
  • May 9 – Open House at the Bolton Fire Station – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (map)
  • May 11 – Southfields Village Library – 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (map)
  • May 12 – Caledon Village Library – 10:30-11:30 a.m. (map)

Alert Ready

The Alert Ready Emergency Alert System will be running a test alert on Wednesday, May 10 at 12:55 p.m. Alert Ready delivers potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television, radio and compatible wireless devices. For more information, visit www.AlertReady.ca.

Emergency Preparedness Week