May 2-8 is Emergency Preparedness Week – be ready for anything and enter to win a deluxe emergency kit

In advance of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 2 to 8, 2021) in B.C., the City of Port Moody and Port Moody Fire Rescue are encouraging residents to be ready for anything. Visit the City’s website to learn how to prepare for an emergency and enter online for a chance to win a two-person, three-day emergency kit valued at approximately $220. 

“Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face – whether natural or caused by people,” says Port Moody Fire Chief Ron Coulson. “We encourage you to be ready for anything – that means having the knowledge and equipment necessary to help keep your family safe. Know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit.” 

You can find a variety of useful emergency preparedness information all in one place, at portmoody.ca/emergency. Read about the risks for our region, and download helpful planning guides, such as PreparedBC’s Household Emergency Plan template, Household Preparedness Guide, and Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide. PreparedBC guides are also available at Inlet Centre Fire Hall (150 Newport Drive) and the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Drive). 

From April 27 to May 10, 2021, you can enter for a chance to win a two-person, three-day emergency kit – simply fill out an entry form online at portmoody.ca/emergency. Paper forms are available at City Hall (100 Newport Drive). There is a limit of one entry per person; you must be a Port Moody resident, 19 years of age or older, to enter and be eligible to win. 

The winner will be selected via a random draw to receive a deluxe emergency survival kit containing essentials such as: food and water rations, water purification tablets, two N95 face masks, foil blanket, wind-up radio, tarp, safety gloves, and a folding shovel. 

Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada.