Be Ready. Be Prepared. Create Your Kit.
BRAMPTON, ON. (April 27, 2010) – Emergencies can happen at any time. Use Emergency Preparedness Week from May 2 to 8 as a starting point to create your emergency kit, and learn how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.
The Peel Regional Emergency Program (PREP) has partnered with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon to teach residents how to prepare their families in the event of an emergency. Free information sessions will take place throughout Peel:
- Brampton – Cassie Campbell Community Centre – May 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Caledon – Bolton Home Depot – May 6 and 7 from 4 to 9 p.m.
- Mississauga – Burnhamthorpe Community Centre – May 3 from noon to 7 p.m.
PREP will also set up displays at municipally held events – visit municipal websites for dates and times.
“The Region of Peel continues to take a proactive role in preparing for emergencies,” says Regional Chair Emil Kolb. “Peel is persistent in its endeavours to be a disaster-resilient community in which residents can feel safe to live and work.”
“The Region of Peel is prepared should an emergency arise, and we want to teach residents how to plan in case disaster strikes,” says Andre Luc Beauregard, Manager, Regional Emergency Management. “Residents are encouraged to create a seven-day emergency kit which is essential for any household in the event of an emergency.”
Visit www.peelregion.ca/prep for more information about Emergency Preparedness Week in Peel and on how to create your kit.
PREP is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Region’s Emergency Plan by working with area municipalities, the province and key stakeholders to ensure that a high level of municipal emergency response and preparedness exists within Peel.
The Region of Peel serves 1.2 million residents and approximately 85,000 businesses in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga. Peel is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada and continues to experience significant population growth. In 2010, it is projected that the population will grow by 21,000 new residents.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area.
For more information on the Region of Peel, visit www.peelregion.ca or call 905-791-7800.