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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Learn What Goes in Your Emergency Kit on Aug. 6

Emergency Preparedness Week Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 22, 2021 – Coquitlam will be hosting a webinar to show residents what essentials should be in your emergency kit to handle potential local emergencies.

As part of the City’s emergency preparations, households and businesses are encouraged to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours after an emergency or disaster. This enables responders to attend to critical emergencies and helps the community recover more quickly. 

Local emergencies can range from weather-related – such as a severe heat, winter storms, high winds or flooding – as well as landslides and power outages.

Join the Webinar Aug. 6: What Goes in Your Emergency Kit

The City offers emergency preparedness seminars to help residents and businesses become better prepared for a major emergency. Due to the pandemic, in-person seminars are on hold, but the City’s Emergency Management staff will be hosting a free webinar, “What’s In Our Emergency Kit?”, offering a peek into an emergency kit to educate residents about what goes into a kit and why.

Residents are encouraged to register for the webinar, to be held Friday, Aug. 6 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., by visiting www.coquitlam.ca/emergtraining. Limited spaces are available.

More City Resources to Help You Get Prepared

In the event of an emergency, the City of Coquitlam will provide local updates and instructions. Be prepared by following the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and signing up for the City News email list at www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme. Information will also be posted on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca.

The Public Education section at www.coquitlam.ca/preparedness offers a variety of information, including a 26-week plan to emergency preparedness, and sections on business preparedness, earthquake preparedness, emergency planning for people with disabilities, and how to prepare for power outages and winter storms and high winds.

Information about the City’s Disaster Response Plan can also be found on the webpage’s Emergency Planning section. Additional questions about emergency preparedness may be directed to 604-927-3973 or emergencyprogram@coquitlam.ca.

Media contact

Nicole Kimmitt
Risk and Emergency Manager
Coquitlam Emergency Program
604-927-3087
nkimmitt@coquitlam.ca

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