Sirens, text alerts and more will take place in Fort Saskatchewan for Emergency Preparedness Week.
 
Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 6-12 and every year the city takes part.
 
Fire chief Shawn McKerry stressed the importance of knowing what to do in emergency situations, like the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and the Lamont County flooding.
 
"The biggest piece of having an emergency kit ready as it helps out the first responders and municipality in an emergency," said McKerry. "If we know you’re at home during and emergency and you’re okay and have all your critical resources for 72 hours, then that reduces a lot of the workload and the concern the first responders have."
 
A complete list of what should be included in an emergency kit can be found here.
 
McKerry stated it is important to also consider your pets in your 72 hour kit. That includes water, food and any medication.
 
A national public alert test will be sent to all LTE cell phones in Alberta at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday.
 
The city will activate the community siren system and test Fort Saskatchewan's alert system (to all registered users) that same day at 3 p.m.
 
The annual emergency preparedness event put on by Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NRCAER) takes place at the Station Square Co-op from 4-6 p.m.

 

 

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