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Posted: May 3, 2016

The RM of East St. Paul Emergency Preparedness Team would like to invite all residents to participate in Emergency Preparedness Week which is taking place from May 1-7, 2016.
The theme this year is plan, prepare, be aware.  Emergency preparedness is one of the responsibilities of the federal government department known as Public Safety Canada.  Their website is http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca.
In addition, you are also encouraged to visit the municipal website at http://www.eaststpaul.com.  Under the government tab, you will find the emergency preparedness topic which will provide you with a vast amount of information as well as answer some questions you may have.
Depending on your geographical locations throughout Canada, municipalities face different risks, manmade or natural.  The intent of emergency preparedness is to help you get ready regardless of the emergency that you may be involved in.72 Hours: Is Your Family Prepared?
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours as emergency responders may be tied up assisting those who need urgent and immediate help.One thing we have to be wary of is our dependence on technology.  In case of a sustained power outage, it may be some time before electricity is once again available.  It is important to devices available that are non-rechargeable battery operated as well as a supply of batteries on hand.
Make a Plan
Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family knows what to do in case of an emergency. It will take you about 20 minutes to make your plan. Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations. We encourage you to visit https://www.getprepared.gc.ca. and open the tab labeled "your emergency plan”.  The website will walk you through the process of making your personalized family plan.
If you have any questions regarding emergency planning, please contact the municipal office and someone will get in touch with you.

RM East St. Paul Emergency Preparedness Team 


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