Emergency Preparedness Week is wrapping up, but the City of London is offering an open house to get you educated about readying yourself for the worst.
On Saturday, Londoners can visit the Byron Fire Hall at 275 Boler Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manager of Emergency Management Henry Klausenitzer tells AM980 what attendees can expect.
“All our first responders and non-government organizations coming together to show Londoners how to be prepared for an emergency,” he said. “So we’re displaying fire equipment, police equipment, EMS, ambulances. There will be Red Cross here, St. John Ambulance, Middlesex London Health Unit, and some of our other partner agencies will also be here.”
Klausenitzer says Londoners need to be prepared for an emergency.
“We want the community to think about the steps to take to be prepared for an emergency like making a plan, knowing what your risks are where you live, and then preparing a kit for emergencies. If you had to stay in your house, you would have food, water, and supplies in an emergency for three days or 72 hours.
London’s Emergency Management Program is also introducing a new Twitter account, dedicated to educating Londoners about the importance of personal preparation.