News Release

The Town of Milton is encouraging residents to be emergency ready during Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week, taking place May 2-8, 2021.

Emergency Preparedness Week raises awareness and offers information to help prepare businesses, individuals and families for the possibility of an emergency, disaster or incident.

“The past year has been a reminder about how important personal preparedness can be and that being prepared and having a plan is critical,” said Chief Gatto, Milton Fire Department. “During the pandemic, we have all taken essential steps to protect ourselves and our families. It’s important to continue learning how to stay safe in the event of an emergency.”

Residents are encouraged to take three simple steps to prepare for emergencies:

1. Know the risks

  • Our region is vulnerable to a variety of natural, technological and human-caused hazards. Make sure you and your family know what the hazards and risks are in the area you live.

2. Make a plan

  • It is important that you and your family know what to do if an emergency of any size happens, especially if you are not together.

3. Get an emergency kit

  • An emergency kit can ensure that you and your family will be self-sufficient for at least 72-hours. 

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