Tecumseh Fire and Rescue Services is observing Emergency Preparedness Week by reminding residents and businesses to have an emergency plan and to sign up for the Tecumseh Alert System (www.tecumsehalert.ca). The system enables critical information to be shared quickly in a variety of situations such as: evacuation notices, gas leaks, police activity and more.
Tecumseh’s Emergency Response Pamphlet is available online: (www.tecumseh.ca/sites/default/files/2014%20 Emergency%20Pamphlet.pdf). The guide discusses protective measures that you can take in the event of an emergency.
If an emergency happens in your community or neighborhood, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you, and you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Through their ongoing outreach, with initiatives like the Emergency Response Pamphlet, Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services is working to keep the community prepared and safe, not just during Emergency Preparedness Week but the whole year through.
Learn more about emergency preparedness in Tecumseh visit: www.tecumseh.ca/townhall/departmental-services/fire-emergency-services. Learn more about national preparedness initiatives at www.getprepared.gc.ca.
Canada observes Emergency Preparedness Week from May 6-12 this year with a theme of “Be Emergency Ready – Stay Connected.” The national event is coordinated annually by Public Safety Canada in collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.