Ready Winnipeg aims to educate on emergency preparedness
Event runs May 11, from noon - 4 p.m. at Sam Southern Arena
May 9, 2019
Do you know what to do during a natural disaster? The City of Winnipeg wants to help your family prepare for one.
The family-friendly event is a chance to learn more about emergency services and why it’s so important to be prepared.
While the topic is serious, the event will use interactive games and have emergency vehicles on display for children to explore.
Several exhibitors will be on hand to provide valuable information and answer questions you may have.
- City of Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
- Winnipeg Police Service
- Office of Emergency Management
- Community Services Department
- Winnipeg Animal Services
- Office of Sustainability
- Public Works Department
- Amateur Radio Emergency Services
- Canadian Red Cross
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Salvation Army
- Transport Canada
- Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
How to put together a 72-hour kit
The kit will allow you to be self-sufficient in situations where there is no access to water or electricity.
“Make sure to keep it somewhere easily accessible so you can find it fast,” said Jay Shaw, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Assistant Chief of Emergency Management. “Winnipeg has fantastic first responders; however, during a widespread emergency, they may not be able to get to you immediately.”