Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Week is about making sure you and your loved ones are prepared in the event of an emergency.

On behalf of Mission Council, Mayor Paul Horn thanked staff and volunteers on their hard work ensuring the community is safe in the event of an emergency. He also shared five easy ways community members can prepare at home or at work for an emergency.

“We want to make sure that you at your home and neighbourhood level are prepared in the event of an emergency,” said Mayor Horn.

Here are the five tips he shared:

  1. Create an Emergency Kit or check in on the one you have to make sure it’s current.
  2. Write your Emergency Plan or review the one you have. Having a family emergency plan will save time and make real events less stressful.
  3. Double check your house or tenant insurance to know what you are covered for.
  4. Download the Alertable app to start receiving alerts about Mission. We post alerts with this system, as well as other organizations such as the Ministry of Transportation, Fraser Valley Regional District and others.
  5. Get FireSmart. Reducing wildfire fuel on private property is the most significant immediate step a homeowner can take to protect their property and provides a better opportunity for firefighters to defend the community in the event of a wildfire.

Find out more about Emergency Preparedness Week.