This past year, we’ve all learned the value of public safety.
The pandemic has brought public health and safety to the forefront and is a reminder of why it’s so important to have systems in place that help keep us all safe.
CREST provides emergency radio communications exclusively to 50 emergency response and public service agencies in B.C.’s Capital Region. In the case of a natural disaster, the CREST system is designed to allow for redundancy ensuring that fire departments, police departments and ambulance services can speak to each other and back each other up.
BC’s Emergency Preparedness Week is the perfect time to review your own family or business’s emergency preparedness. We each have a role to play. Put together an emergency preparedness kit and have a plan so that you and your loved ones are able to take care of yourselves and one another for at least 72 hours.
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH DRINKING WATER?
DO YOU HAVE ADEQUATE FIRST AID?
DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A DESIGNATED MEETING PLACE?
DO YOU HAVE A TRANSISTOR RADIO?
DO YOU HAVE EXTRA SUPPLIES FOR PETS?
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK – MAY 2 – 8
View our feature in the Times Colonist.
For more information on Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region go to www.prepareyourself.ca.