Victoria, BC – Local emergency programs in the Capital Region are engaging in several activities to promote emergency preparedness week. The national campaign runs from May 4-10 and is designed to raise public awareness about the importance of being prepared for an emergency.
The week kicks off with the annual Regional Emergency Preparedness display at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre on Sunday, May 4 from 11 am – 3 pm. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search and Rescue, Emergency Social Services and other emergency organizations will be displaying emergency vehicles and equipment used in our region, and providing emergency preparedness tips and information that will help keep our communities safe.
During the display, residents nominated by local emergency programs that have demonstrated a commitment to personal and community preparedness, will compete in the first annual PrepareAthon. Contestants will answer five questions on personal preparedness with the winner being crowned as the first Regional Emergency Preparedness Champion. Throughout the week, the winner will share their preparedness tips with the community via Twitter.
Local emergency programs will also be promoting 26 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness and a Regional Emergency Preparedness Workbook that will help residents get prepared for any emergency.
For more information on emergency preparedness in the Capital Region, visit PrepareYourself.ca
For further information on the event, please contact:
Emergency Program Coordinator, City of Colwood
Lieutenant Troy Mollin
Emergency Program Officer, Town of View Royal
For further information on other activities, please contact:
Senior Manager, Protective Services, CRD