September 24, 2007
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York launches enhanced Emergency Management website

Website offers residents convenient one-stop reference for many emergencies
 
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York has launched an enhanced Emergency Management website which will provide residents and businesses with a comprehensive emergency information resource.
 
The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing residents and businesses with the tools they need to ensure they can respond appropriately to emergency situations,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch. “Household education and awareness are the cornerstones of emergency preparedness and this website provides an excellent online resource for our citizens.”
 
The site is accessible from www.york.ca and by clicking on the “Emergency Management and Contacts” link.
 
The site features York Region’s Emergency Preparedness Guide as well as web links and contact information for York Regional Police, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS), York Region Public Health, local municipal fire services and area hospitals.
 
York Region’s Emergency Management reminds all York Region residents and businesses the importance of preparing for an emergency or disaster situation for at least the first 72 hours by making an emergency plan and an emergency kit.
 
Large-scale emergencies and disasters – such as hazardous chemical spills or releases, power outages, infectious disease outbreaks, severe weather or flooding – can occur without warning, leaving little or no time for people to plan what to do next.  It can confine you to your home or workplace, or force you to evacuate your neighbourhood.
 
A little preparedness can go a long way.
 
 
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Media Contact: Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: (905) 830-4444 / toll-free 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1226
 Cell: (905) 251-6415 / Email: ken.turriff@york.ca

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