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May 01, 2015
Disaster planning made simple with new online resource and chance to win
Be ready when disaster strikes with help from the new

Tornados, floods, extreme heat… are you prepared to keep you and your family safe for up to 72 hours in an emergency? Be ready when disaster strikes with help from the new


As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3-9, Oxford County is launching a new online resource to support people and businesses in planning for emergencies and disaster.

And, up until May 15, you could win one of two Red Cross Emergency Survival Kits available in each of Oxford’s eight municipalities just for checking out and answering five short questions.


Information you can find on includes:


  • A list of disaster risks for Oxford County;
  • Information pages with key information and contacts for your township, town or city; and
  • Tools to help families and businesses make emergency plans to sustain them for up to 72 hours, the time it may take emergency responders to reach you in an emergency.


National Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May and encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies: know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit.


For details about the contest and the online entry form, visit



“Emergencies can happen when you least expect it and that’s why being prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours is crucial. The site is a vital tool to help our community learn about potential risks and how to protect themselves and their families in the event of a disaster.”   Jeff Smith, Oxford County Fire Coordinator





Tommasina Conte | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3503 |  


Tara Patterson | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |


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