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Feds kick off 25th annual Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9)


May 3, 2020
By Canadian Security Staff
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Public Safety Canada is using the annual Emergency Preparedness Week, now in its 25th year, as a call to all Canadians to protect themselves and their families during emergency situations — a poignant reminder during the current global health crisis created by COVID-19.

“This year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on Canadians,” states a Government of Canada information page on Emergency Preparedness Week. “While governments at all levels are working hard to keep Canada safe; now, more than ever, we understand that we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness. You can help to protect yourself, and others, against COVID-19 by staying informed. We encourage all Canadians visit www.Canada.ca/coronavirus for the latest information on the response to COVID-19 and more tips on how to continue to help prevent the spread.”

The page also provides more than two dozen resources and links that can help Canadians stay informed on a variety of emergency situations from flood readiness to preparing a family emergency kit.

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