April 30, 2009

School children learn about emergency preparedness at the Community Safety Village of York Region

 

The Regional Municipality of York recognizes Emergency Preparedness Week – May 3 to 9

 

NEWMARKET – In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week, taking place May 3rd to 9th, a class of Grade 5 students will learn about the things they can do to become better prepared for a disaster, including having a household evacuation or shelter-in-place plan and preparing a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit.

 

The students from Terry Fox Public School in the Town of Newmarket will also learn about the types of emergencies they might encounter and the steps they can take to help their families become more aware and disaster resilient.

 

WHO: Grade 5 students from Terry Fox Public School

 

WHAT: Emergency Preparedness Week

 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th, 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

 

WHERE: The Community Safety Village of York Region (Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area) 3291 Stouffville Road, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 

MEDIA ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

The Regional Municipality of York also encourages residents to visit the York Region website at www.york.ca for Emergency Preparedness information and resources, including:

 

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca

 

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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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