On a clear fall evening, 50 neighours in the Dundarave area got together for a community dinner and Emergency Preparedness meeting as part of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program.
First a delicious dinner was served as people were able to enjoy getting to know their neighbours. After tea & dessert, the North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) volunteer,Fiona, started the educational and informative presentation on how to prepare for an emergency such as an earthquake, wildfire and more.
There was so much beneficial information, tips and questions you may not have thought of such as:
- Did you know that you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your household for at least 72 hours. Each person should have 8 litres of water per day, which equals 24 litres per person!
- Don’t forget about the pets – pack food and water for them too.
- Don’t waste your cell phone battery. Think about texting, emailing or using social media instead of calling.
- Where is your nearest Emergency Reception centre?
- Do you and your family have an out of province contact that can help relay information?
- Do you have a “grab and go” bag with the things you’ll need?
NSEM offers free emergency workshops for families, seniors, youth, business owners, and more. Read more>>
In an emergency, you may want the help or offer your help, of your neighbours. Holding a Neighbourhood Small Grant project with your neighbours around emergency preparedness makes so much sense – you can learn what to do together!