Council proclaims May 7-13, 2017 to be Emergency Preparedness Week in Brazeau County

Council proclaims May 7-13, 2017 to be Emergency Preparedness Week
in Brazeau County
 
 
Drayton Valley, Alberta, May 2, 2017 — At its May 2 regular meeting, Brazeau County Council proclaimed the week of May 7-13, 2017 to be Emergency Preparedness Week in Brazeau County.
Brazeau County recognizes the importance of emergency preparedness and the goal of Emergency Preparedness Week, a national event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
“Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility; this includes residents, community leaders, first responders, non-government organizations and all levels of government,”states Reeve Bart Guyon. “This year Brazeau County residents will learn how to shelter in place from events such as wild fires, floods, oil spills, disease outbreaks or terrorism which can occur quickly and without warning,” he further adds.
Brazeau County residents are invited to pick up shelter in place information in a handy post-card size to affix to either your refrigerator or elsewhere in your home or business. Further to this, we have valuable information on how to Fire Smart your property to prevent forest fires. To view these resources and videos browse our website at www.brazeau.ab.ca.