Media Releases 2012
May 7, 2012
IBC offers tips for Emergency Preparedness Week
TORONTO – May 7, 2012 – It’s Emergency Preparedness Week, a reminder that everyone has a role to play in being prepared for an emergency. This week Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) encourages Canadians to follow some simple steps so you will become better prepared.
"Our industry has seen first-hand the devastating impact that disasters can have on individuals, families and communities," said Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President, Ontario, IBC. "Insurers will be there to help when disasters strike, but a little preparation can go a long way to minimize the impact of an emergency."
One of the prime reasons to be "emergency-savvy" is that it could take emergency workers some time to reach you. According to Public Safety Canada you should be able to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
These tips will help you to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
(Source: Insurance Bureau of Canada and Public Safety Canada)
IBC is a recognized leader in helping governments, communities and individuals learn about adapting to extreme weather. Check out Part 1 of 3 of new Emergency Preparedness videos by IBC and be prepared when disaster strikes!
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