For Immediate Release | May 30, 2019
Prepare Your Family for any Emergency
Public Safety Open House – June 9, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere – either at home, in your neighbourhood or in our community. Learn the simple things you can do to prepare for an emergency, which will help make you and your family more resilient during those challenging times.
Residents are invited to the seventh annual Public Safety Open House, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the west parking lot of St. Albert Centre. Hosted by the City of St. Albert’s Fire Services and Municipal Enforcement departments, and the St. Albert RCMP, the Public Safety Open House brings together multiple local and provincial partners under one common theme: Our Family Protecting Yours.
Visit a variety of booths and get the knowledge and resources you need to help identify safety risks, develop family emergency plans and kits, and meet the first responders and community partners who will help ensure your safety in an emergency.
There’s something for everyone at this free event! Here’s just a sample of what you’ll see.
- Find out how the Province prepares and responds to emergencies. Talk with Alberta Emergency Management Agency and learn how to use the two public alerting systems for emergencies – Alert Ready and Alberta Emergency Alert.
- Learn what you need to include in your family’s emergency plan. Plus, do you have a 72-hour Emergency Kit? Check out the sample emergency preparedness kits.
- Talk to Fish and Wildlife officers about wildlife in our community. Plus, come face to face with Alberta’s indigenous wildlife displays.
- Get your car seat checked by Car Seat Techs of Alberta.
- Meet with the volunteer responders of the Edmonton Regional Search and Rescue Association. Pick up information about proper trip planning and what to do if you get lost.
- Speak to advocates from St. Albert Victim Services and have your children fingerprinted. Learn how Victim Services provides support and information to victims of crime, violent acts and disasters within St. Albert.
For more information on the Public Safety Open House, visit stalbert.ca/beprepared.
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