Would you be adequately prepared to handle an earthquake, a fire or a flood? It’s Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This years theme is ‘Plan. Prepare. Be Aware’.
With the recent floods in the Central Okanagan, and the gradual increase of fire threat to parts of BC, the awareness week comes at the perfect time.
The Regional District of Fraser- Fort George has tips for property owners on ways to be better equipped for emergency situations.
- Insurance : Review your insurance coverage to determine what type of protection and coverage you have for your property and possessions.
- House Numbering : Make it easy for first responders to find you. House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department and paramedics can quickly locate properties.
- Fire Smart : We live in a region prone to wildfire. Individual property owners can and should help reduce the risk of wildfires affecting their properties.
Many have basic emergency kits in their homes, cars or offices. Would you be able to take care of your four legged friend during a disaster?
The Prince George Humane Society says its important to be packed for your pets. Founder and Executive Director, Angela McLaren, says a good pet emergency kit includes:
- Pet first aid kit
- Pet carrier
- Food and Water (for at least 3 days)
- copy of vaccine records