The Government of Yukon is kicking off Emergency Preparedness Week on Sunday, May 7, 2023, with a series of awareness and educational activities to help Yukoners prepare for the flood and fire seasons.
Emergency preparedness is a group effort among all community members. It begins with each individual well in advance of any emergency. Yukoners have a wonderful opportunity this week to consider whether they are prepared for emergencies and how they can help build communities that are resilient to wildfires.
For Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, many Yukon communities are organizing events this weekend. FireSmart BBQs will be held by community associations in Mt. Lorne, Spruce Hill, Pine Ridge, and Mary Lake with support from FireSmart Canada and the Yukon Government.
On Wednesday, May 10 at 1:55 pm, the Crisis Estimates Association will give a trial of the AlertReady crisis cautioning framework over remote gadgets, radios and TVs across the domain. On their mobile devices, Yukoners ought to receive an alert. It will be obvious from the alert that this is a test.
Visit www.Yukon.ca/ep-week for a complete list of activities, or follow along on the Yukon Protective Services Facebook page. To learn how to prepare for all hazards, Yukoners are encouraged to take part in one of the planned activities or to visit www.PreparedYukon.ca.