Emergency Preparedness Week

The City of Brantford joins communities across Canada to recognize May 2 to 8, 2021 as Emergency Preparedness Week, 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.

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.

Activities for Kids

We’re encouraging kids and their families to learn more about Emergency Preparedness. Here are some fun activities: