It’s the Season for Emergency Preparedness!
May 4th - 10th is Emergency Preparedness Week.
Luck favours the prepared.
When an emergency situation occurs, it may take some time for emergency workers to reach the scene. As a result citizens should be prepared to care for themselves and their families for at least 72 hours. It doesn't take a lot of time to assemble an emergency plan you can follow. By using the 72 Hour Preparedness check list and kit, you will be far on your way to being more prepared. You can receive your own copy of this publication at City Hall, Warman Fire Department or on line at www.getprepared.ca. So often we think an emergency situation won't happen to me, but one smart person said “preparation doesn't assure victory, it assures confidence.” Confidence goes a long way when you need to make these kinds of decisions. When I went online to research the subject I found so many good ideas that you and your family can use in preparing for an emergency plan.
Not only a very important exercise, but also, a lot of fun for the family getting all the items ready and having the discussions of what to do if something out of the ordinary happens.
Warman has recently hired Mr. Randy Meginbir as Warman's Emergency Measures Operations Coordinator. Mr. Meginbir comes to us with a lot of experience that will guide us in firstly preparing and planning then practising our community emergency plan. If a disaster should strike any community it takes many people and organizations working together to assess and bring the situation to its best conclusion. Failing to plan is a plan for failure.
Warman's Council, Protective services and staff will work to keep our community prepared for emergency situations as well keeping our City’s safety as a top priority.
Fire Chief Gord Thompson, Deputy Fire Chief Russ Austin, EMO Randy Meginbir, and Staff Sergeant Kevin Weber pictured on the right.
Also, in regard to good planning, Warman will be hosting their annual Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Brian King Center. Come out for information on what priorities are leading your community. Mayor and Council and managing staff will be available to discuss any questions you may have. In addition, we will have special guests from the Warman Fire Department, RCMP, EMO and Prairie Spirit School Division to share their upcoming goals. There will be a time for questions and networking through the group and we are confident you will leave the evening completely informed as to what will be happening in the next year, here in the City of Warman.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. -- Howard Ruff