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September 22, 2017
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Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

Emergency Preparedness Week 2017 - May 7th to May 13th

72 hours... is your family prepared?

May 8/17

SHERM would like to remind Laurier Students and Employees about the importance of preparing for potential emergencies.

Visit the SHERM webpage to be familiar with Laurier’s Emergency Response Plans. In addition, an Emergency Response Plan awareness session is now available online at My Learning Space for staff, faculty, and students to familiarize themselves with Laurier’s plans.

At Home

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face—whether natural or human-induced.

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies—anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

  • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help us better prepare.
  • Make a plan– It will help us and our family know what to do.
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.

Visit GETPREPARED.CA for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies. This week, SHERM encourages you to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part!


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