Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Week Coming Soon

Dufferin County (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Members of the Dufferin County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to notify our citizens that from May 1- 7, 2016 is Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week.


In 2014, Statistics Canada released a survey with regards to Emergency Preparedness and Resilience. Their findings revealed that just 47% of Canadians possess an emergency survival kit. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) stress the importance of owning your own emergency survival kit.

This year, Ontario’s theme is "Emergency Preparedness starts with you, Prepare YourSelfie!" This campaign is intended to engage everyone across the province about emergency preparedness, and to raise awareness about action and accountability in a manner that is both interactive and entertaining.

During EP Week, Ontarians are encouraged to “prepare their selfie” by showing off their preparedness to others through social media; for instance, by displaying items of what’s inside their survival kit.

To find out more information on emergency preparedness and to follow this informative and fun campaign, please visit www.ontario.ca/beprepared. Additional information will also be delivered through Facebook and Twitter. Please support EP Week by using the hashtag #prepareyourselfie and #EPWeek2016.

Members of the Dufferin Detachment of the OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.