Emergency Services Projects
Community Preparedness Campaign
We can’t always predict when a disaster will strike, but we can be more prepared for when it does.
Whether you live in Upper Cutbank, Prespatou, Tomslake or Pink Mountain there will be many opportunities to access information to help you and your community become more prepared in 2012.
Good planning is the key to success in many things in life, and being ready to care for ourselves and our families following an emergency is one area where planning can make a life-altering difference.
Community Preparedness Planning- Community Services Staff area available to come to your community to facilitate workshops about Community Preparedness Planning. For more information on how to bring a workshop to your community contact Fran Haughian, Community Services Coordinator - 250-784-3209
Community Preparedness Planning Process
- Understand the size of your community its demographics and specific concerns
- Identify hazards, their potential effects and impacts to the community
- Encourage community residents to become personally prepared
- Encourage neighbors to participate in the development of a community response plan
- Identify community resources
- Encourage training and exercising as a community
- Encourage the community to work together and establish a network with adjacent communities, other organizations and the community at large
Monthly Articles - Information on how to plan and prepare for emergencies as well as tips on where to find more information throughout our communities in a monthly article the Northeast News as well as articles in the Alaska Highway News, Dawson Creek Daily News, the Northerner and the Mirror throughout the year.
Interactive Kits - Keep an eye out for the interactive home emergency kits sponsored by the Taylor Industrial Mutual Aid Group at local community events, tradeshows, in schools and businesses.
Radio Contests - In March & April many listeners became the "Smartest Person in the Peace” on Energy FM. During Emergency Preparedness week (the first week in May) Peace FM will run a morning contest that will also share valuable information and give away prizes.
Social Media- In May 2011 the Peace River Regional District launched its Facebook page. It has up to date information about local weather and emergency warnings, tips for emergency preparedness and information about resources.
Check www.prrd.bc.ca for more information!