May 2 to 8 is Emergency Preparedness Week and the City of Kingston is reminding residents to ensure they are ready to meet the special needs of each of their household members in the event of an emergency that may include fire, hurricane, flood, accident, and power outage.
“Emergency Preparedness Week is an excellent time to shift your minds to the various types of emergencies you may encounter in Kingston including a full review of your emergency plans and supplies with members of your household,” says Brandi Timpson, Manager, Emergency Management.
Special needs required in an emergency could include infants or other family members who needs medication or physical assistance as well as the needs of family pets.
Prepare your family by creating and practicing a household disaster plan to get out of the house in the event of fire or other sudden emergency, assembling a Household Emergency Supply Kit good for 72 hours as well as a Go Bag of essential items you will need if it is necessary to evacuate.
The City and Kingston Fire & Rescue are sharing valuable resources and tools to assist, educate and help residents respond to emergencies of all kinds on its Get Involved Kingston page and new Get Ready Guide.