Emergency Preparedness Week

The City of Brantford joins communities across Ontario to recognize Emergency Preparedness Week from May 7-11, 2024 by encouraging residents to prepare for every season. By taking a few simple steps, everyone can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies such as extreme wind, heat and cold as well as flooding, lightning, snowstorms, 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.
  • Protect your home- Maintain your property and invest in renovations that will improve your homes defenses against the elements (e.g. pruning vegetation that can come loose or fall, sealing up drafts, installing surge protectors and a backwater valve).  

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 6, 2024 and correctly answer the emergency preparedness trivia question for a chance to win. Contest closes on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.