Reminder: The importance of Emergency Preparedness

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Residents and businesses reminded of importance of Emergency Preparedness
Weather-related emergencies pose greatest risks

Following the tornado that touched down in the Port Bolster Community this past weekend, the Town of Georgina Fire Department would like to remind all residents and businesses of the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies.

“We have experienced two major weather-related emergencies so far this year, an ice storm that affected much of the town and a confirmed tornado in Port Bolster,” said Fire Chief Ron Jenkins. “These incidents serve as important reminders of the need for everyone to be prepared for an emergency and be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours or more.”

Additional emergencies this year have included prolonged power outages, extreme heat alerts resulting in the opening of cooling centres, as well as a garbage truck fire that forced the evacuation of a neighbourhood in north Keswick.

“You cannot predict emergencies but you can prepare for them,” added Chief Jenkins.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to review the Town’s Emergency Preparedness webpage which includes a link to the Regional Municipality of York’s Emergency Preparedness Guide: https://www.georgina.ca/living-here/fire-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness

You can protect yourself and your family in an emergency by knowing what to do ahead of time.

For information on emergency preparedness or any other fire safety related inquiries, residents are encouraged to contact the Georgina Fire Department at 905-476-5167 or visit the Town’s website.

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