Leduc Fire: will you know what to do in case of an emergency?
For the month of May, Leduc Fire Services will be extending national Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5 – 11) locally to help spread the word on the importance of this awareness week.
“The ability to be ready when faced with an emergency is an essential, life-saving function we want all Leduc citizens to be aware of,” says Leduc Fire Chief George Clancy. “We know natural disasters are beyond our control, yet the only way to be ready is to be prepared.”
Leduc Fire Services has developed a number of resource materials that are available online and at Leduc Fire House 1 (2 4119, 50th St) to better assist citizens and business owners to be ‘emergency ready:’
- Emergency Preparedness Booklet
- Emergency Management for Businesses
- 72-hour kit shopping list
- 72-hour Guide
- Donations for local relief efforts
“Citizens should prepare a 72-hour kit, an emergency plan and share it with others in the home as emergency preparedness is about knowing the risks and how to react,” says Deputy Fire Chief Gerry Kelly, with Leduc Fire Services.
Household 72-hour kits generally contain everyday items and essentials, which include blankets, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, high-energy food and more. A complete list of items can be found on Page 14 of the Emergency Preparedness Booklet.
For more information, visit Leduc.ca/EP or call Leduc Fire Services at 780-980-8475.
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Leduc Fire Services is an integrated department dedicated to providing community and emergency services with a vision to become a recognized leader in fire and emergency medical services. Our motto is ‘Our Family Protecting Yours.’ You can find us online at Leduc.ca/fire, Facebook.com/LeducFireServices and Twitter (@LeducFire).
Mariann McLaughlin, Corporate Communications