Emergency Preparedness Week

The City of Brantford joins communities across Canada to recognize Emergency Preparedness Week from May 7-13, 2023 by encouraging residents to take concrete actions that will better prepare themselves and their families during emergencies. By taking a few simple steps, everyone can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies such as floods, tornadoes, hazardous spills incidents and more. It is important to:

  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, everyone needs some basic supplies. Residents may need to get by without access to power, food or water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
  • Stay informed - sign up to receive alerts such as flood warnings from your local conservation authority and incoming extreme weather from various weather apps.
  • Increase resiliency – Get to know your neighbours and create a network of support.

Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better, both during and after a major disaster. Take a big step for your safety and get an emergency kit now. It can make a world of difference.

Emergency Preparedness Week Contest 

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of Brantford is offering residents a chance to win one 72-hour emergency go bag (valued at over $150) from the Brantford Fire Department. Visit the City of Brantford’s Instagram page on Monday, May 8, 2023 and correctly answer the emergency preparedness trivia question for a chance to win. Contest closes on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.