This year, Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week takes place from May 1- 7, and like the past two years, it will occur while we continue to battle the impact of COVID-19 and its variants of concern.

The theme for this year’s EP Week is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything. Given our current environment and focused efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the City is promoting EP Week online, using the hashtags #EPWeek2022 / #SemainedelaSC2022 on social media.

Provincial and Federal online public education sites can also help individuals and families learn more about creating an emergency kit and being prepared for an emergency. Those sites are:

“I would also like to take this opportunity to reiterate that nothing is more important than protecting the health and well-being of everyone,” said Dennis Brescacin, Community Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Thunder Bay.

“These are extraordinary times which require ongoing efforts by all to keep individuals and families safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue can be followed on Instagram @tbayfirerescue, Twitter @TbayFireRescue or on Facebook for information throughout the week.

Insight from recent emergencies has shown that while many people are prepared for emergencies, some may not have the support or capacity to deal with emergencies for a variety of reasons. Friends and neighbours are encouraged to look out for each other, and ensure everybody is prepared for an emergency.

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Contact:       Dennis Brescacin, Community Emergency Management Coordinator – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 626-6540