News Release - May 4, 2009
SASKATCHEWAN SUPPORTS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK
Corrections, Public Safety and Policing Minister Darryl Hickie led grades two and three students from Grant Road School in an exercise to help them learn how to keep their families safe during an emergency. The event launched Emergency Preparedness Week which runs from May 3 to 9, 2009.
The students shopped the aisles of the Safeway store on Gordon Road, searching for food items and supplies to store in their families' emergency safety kits.
"Being prepared for emergencies or natural disasters is important at any age," Corrections, Public Safety and Policing Minister Darryl Hickie said. "Ultimately, emergency preparedness starts at home. The unpredictability of emergencies makes it even more important for everyone to play a role in being prepared by making plans and acquiring emergency kits."
Preparing Canadians to cope on their own for the first 72 hours in an emergency is the first step to being prepared. It's up to each of us to learn about and prepare for all types of emergencies.
"Canada Safeway is proud to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan in educating young people about the importance of preparing for emergencies," Southland Mall Safeway Manager Brent Kaminski said. "We are happy to support worthwhile causes and initiatives that improve the quality of life for people in Regina and Saskatchewan."
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