News Release - May 3, 1999
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK DECLARED IN SASKATCHEWAN
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob today
announced that May 3 - 9, 1999 is Emergency Preparedness Week in
Saskatchewan. The theme for 1999 is "Be prepared not scared".
"All levels of government - federal, provincial, municipal and
territorial - have a role to play in the area of emergency
preparedness and response, but, ultimately, emergency preparedness
starts with the individual," Teichrob said. "It is up to each
individual to learn about the emergencies that could impact and change
To help promote "Be prepared, not scared", an Emergency Preparedness
Week poster is being widely distributed to local emergency
preparedness co-ordinators. Featuring artwork from the 1998 National
Emergency Preparedness drawing contest, the poster has many useful
emergency preparation tips.
"My congratulations to Carmene Perrault, a student at
Notre-Dame-Der-Vertus school in Zenon Park; Joella Jorstad from the
Ebenezer school; and Keith MacKenzie from the Kincaid Central School,
first, second and third place winners of the Saskatchewan drawing
contest," Teichrob said.
During Emergency Preparedness Week, activities are organized by
all Canadian provinces and territories to help people identify
local risks and raise public awareness of the importance of
planning ahead for emergencies. Knowledge and a practical plan
can help reduce fear and also aid in the recovery from an
Teichrob encouraged all residents of Saskatchewan to mark
Emergency Preparedness Week by learning about how to safeguard
themselves, their families and their communities, before, during
and after a disaster strikes.
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For more information contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-5959