May 5, 2009
Event to educate residents on emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures
NEWMARKET – As part of Emergency Preparedness Week taking place throughout the week of May 3rd to 9th, The Regional Municipality of York and Town of Markham are holding a mock emergency reception centre exercise and open house tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6th.
Members of the public are invited to the Reception Centre and learn about the services available in an actual emergency situation requiring evacuation from their homes, including:
The exercise will also teach York Region residents living in the Markham area about the steps they can take to help their families become more disaster resilient.
WHAT: Mock emergency reception centre exercise and public open house
WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Milliken Mills Community Centre, 7600 Kennedy Road, Town of Markham
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