Get involved in Emergency Preparedness Week

We all have a responsibility to ensure our communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies.

When is Emergency Preparedness Week?

May 5 through 11, 2024, 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?

Protective Services is running a campaign to ensure Yukoners know how to get prepared. Start by preparing an emergency plan and an emergency kit.

Yukoners can participate in the following events and activities during the week:

Wednesday, May 8, 10:55 am: AlertReady emergency alerting system test

  • A planned test of the AlertReady emergency alerting system will occur at 10:55 am Yukon time.
  • The test message will be sent to cell phones, radio and cable TV.
  • Visit the AlertReady website to learn more about emergency alerting, and to complete a feedback survey after the test on Wednesday. 

Sunday, May 5 to Saturday, May 11: 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.