Emergency Preparedness Week

Theme..."Be Ready for Anything"
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative to promote emergency preparedness across Canada and happens between May 7 to 13, 2023.

The County Emergency Management team creates public awareness on the different types of hazards and how to be better prepared should they occur throughout the County using social media, local radio, newspapers and more during EP week and throughout the year.

Visit the EM booth & team at these Public Events - 2023

May 10-12 - Fergus Home Show, Sportsplex, Fergus

May 13 - Rockwood Fire Department open house, Rockwood

Jun 6-9 - Waterloo Wellington Childrens Groundwater Festival, Guelph lake Conservation Area

Aug 3 - Party in the Park, Rockmosa Park, Rockwood

Oct 14 - Centre Wellington Fire Department Open House, Elora Station


Have an event you would like us to participate in? Contact Us!

 Fun Printable Materials for Kids

Activity book (2 pages)
Crossword Puzzle
Coloring Page
Word Search 

We encourage you and your family to #BeBetterPrepared for anything by completing these steps;

Step 1: Make a Plan

In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home.  Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.

Step 2: Build a Kit

Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency.

Step 3: Stay Informed

During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels.  Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your 72 hour kit in case of power outages.  Look for official information from the County's Facebook and County Twitter accounts.

More information on these steps is available here

Emergency Management Logo

© 2023 County of Wellington, 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, Ontario N1H 3T9, T 519.837.2600, TF 1.800.663.0750, F 519.837.1909