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Emergency Preparedness Day Returns May 11

By County of Lambton

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sarnia, ON – The largest municipal/industrial emergency preparedness display in the country returns to Clearwater Arena in Sarnia next month.

Emergency Preparedness Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, May 11.

The event coincides with National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 6-12.  During this time, families across the country are encouraged to think about home preparedness and to consider assembling a 72-Hour Emergency Supplies Kit that contains enough food, water, and other necessities to allow them to be self-sufficient for three days following an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness Day is sponsored by Community Awareness/Emergency Response (CAER).

"When households are well-prepared and self-sufficient, it allows responders and municipal officials to focus on the most urgent issues during a crisis," says Dean Edwardson, General Manager of CAER.  "Emergency Preparedness Day aims to provide those in attendance with the knowledge they need to be prepared at home for an emergency."

The event also provides an opportunity for municipal and industrial responders to demonstrate their capabilities, equipment, and readiness to respond to a crisis.

A BBQ lunch, served by local dignitaries, will be available for a $2 donation to the Salvation Army and begins at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about emergency preparedness, visit EmergenciesLambton.ca.  Call the CAER office at 519-332-2010 for additional information regarding Emergency Preparedness Day.

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Please contact:

Dean Edwardson                                                   Mark Wetering
General Manager                                                     Emergency Management Coordinator
Community Awareness/Emergency Response County of Lambton
519-332-2010                                                           519-845-0809 ext. 5332
admin@slea.ca                                                        mark.wetering@county-lambton.on.ca

This article was posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:17 AM

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