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For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2011
 
 

Region of Peel Encourages Residents to Be Prepared for Emergencies

BRAMPTON, ON. (April 26, 2011) - Peel Region marks May 1 to 7 as Emergency Preparedness Week - an annual event that takes steps to improve personal preparedness for an emergency. The Region of Peel has partnered with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon to provide free emergency preparedness information sessions for residents. The information sessions will teach participants the importance of preparing families and loved ones for an emergency, how to develop an emergency plan and what to put into a seven-day family emergency kit.

Information sessions will be held at:

  • Brampton Cassie Campbell Community Centre Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Mississauga Frank McKechnie Community Centre Tuesday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Caledon Wal-Mart (Bolton) Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, May 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Peel Regional Emergency Program (PREP) will also set up displays at municipally held events. Residents are encouraged to visit municipal websites for dates and times.

“The Region works closely with area municipalities to ensure that Peel remains a Disaster Resilient Community in which residents can feel safe,” said Andre Luc Beauregard, Manager, Regional Emergency Management. “However, it’s equally important for residents to prepare for an emergency. During Emergency Preparedness Week, we encourage families and their loved ones to make planning for an emergency a priority. Developing an emergency plan and creating a seven-day family emergency kit are just a few ways residents can be prepared.”

For helpful tips and resources about personal preparedness, please visit peelregion.ca/prep

PREP is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Region’s Emergency Plan by working with area municipalities, the province and key stakeholders to ensure that a high level of municipal emergency response and preparedness exists within Peel.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Karen Flores
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4675
karen.flores@peelregion.ca

Andre Luc Beauregard
Manager, Regional Emergency Management
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4132
andreluc.beauregard@peelregion.ca

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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www.peelregion.ca

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