We all have a responsibility to ensure our communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies.
When is Emergency Preparedness Week?
May 7 through 13, 2023, is Emergency Preparedness Week. This week is an opportunity for us all to ensure that we're prepared for emergencies. This year’s theme is "Be Prepared. Know Your Risks."
Who coordinates this week?
Public Safety Canada coordinates this national event in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and other partners. The annual event has been running for over 25 years and traditionally occurs the first week of May. For more information, visit Public Safety Canada's "Get Prepared" website.
What's happening in the Yukon?
We are hosting or supporting the following events and activities that you can take part in during the week:
Sunday, May 7, 12-3 pm: Emergency Preparedness and FireSmart event, Mount Lorne Community Centre
Drop in event hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association in cooperation with the Mount Lorne Volunteer Fire Department and the Government of Yukon.
Tuesday, May 9, 7 pm: Community wildfire safety presentation, Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre
FireSmart co-founder Alan Westhaver gives a free public presentation hosted by the Wildfire Awareness Society, the Copper Ridge Neighbourhood Association and the Government of Yukon.
CANCELLED: Wednesday, May 10, 1:55 pm: AlertReady emergency alerting system test
- The planned test of the AlertReady emergency alerting system has been cancelled.
- This is to avoid confusion due to the ongoing flooding in the Dawson region.
Thursday May 11, 12 to 1 pm: Preparing for emergencies in the Yukon, virtual workshop
- Yukoners will learn how to prepare for different types of emergencies directly from the experts at Yukon Protective Services in this one-hour virtual Zoom session.
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting.
Sunday, May 7 to Saturday, May 13: Follow Yukon Protective Services on social media
- Yukon Protective Services will share emergency preparedness tips all week long on Facebook.
- Learn simple steps you can take to prepare your household for all hazards.
- Learn how to prepare for specific types of emergencies such as wildfires and floods.