City of Edmonton – Get Ready in the Park

Get Ready in the Park – Saturday, May 7, 2011

emergency preparedness festival for the family

Come check it out with your family & friends
Climb into the cockpit of a helicopter, steer the bomb squad remote control robot, sit in an ambulance, see search and rescue dogs in action, and learn how to use a fire extinguisher. It’s all part of the fun of Get Ready in the Park. Join Edmonton’s emergency response community as it helps kids and adults learn how to prepare for an emergency as part of Emergency Preparedness Week 2010.
ATCO Gas has partnered with the City of Edmonton to put on this year’s “Get Ready in the Park” event. Come visit the ATCO Gas tent while you’re down at Hawrelak Park between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. We have a “Locate Challenge”, furnace inspection advice for homeowners, door prize draws, food safety information if your power goes out, and much more.
Children at the event will be given a “Passport to Preparedness.” After collecting 10 stamps (initials) by visiting participating organizations kids will be eligible to enter to win prizes. There’s plenty to see, do, learn and take-away from at this free family-focused event.
Date: Saturday May 7th, 2011
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Venue: Hawrelak Park
More than 25 exhibitors from municipal, provincial, federal, corporate and non-profit organizations will be on site with demonstrations, interactive games and free giveaways for the whole family.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual, national event held this year from May 2 – 8. Here in Edmonton, the main objectives are showcasing Edmonton’s emergency community capabilities in responding to major emergencies, increasing awareness about individual emergency preparedness and encourage residents to be prepared in the event of major emergency so that we can all reduce the risks and lessen the consequences of disasters. Primary goals of emergency preparedness are taking care of yourself and your family for a minimum of three days (72 hours.) If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need.

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