72 Hours: Are you Prepared?
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Learn how quick and easy it is to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies-- anytime, anywhere. Use this Emergency Preparedness Guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the checklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will help you take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness for Farm Animals
Do you know how to protect your farm animals from risks posed by natural disasters, including collapsed barns, freezing weather, flooding, dehydration, and electrocution?
From barn fires to hazardous materials spills to natural disasters, emergency situations often call for special measures to shelter, care for, or transport farm pets, livestock, and poultry.
Safeguard your animals, your property, and your business by taking precautions now, no matter what the risks are in your area. Make an Emergency Plan with the Emergency Preparedness for Farm Animals guide.
For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit getprepared.ca
Rural Emergency Plans
The Rural Emergency Plan is a new tool created by farmers and those on the front lines of emergency response. The REP is a personalized, easy-to-use tool for rural landowners to prepare for personal and environmental safety emergencies on their farms, ranches, and acreages. It's also a way to let emergency responders know critically important information about rural properties so they can respond to emergencies quickly, effectively and safely.
Basically, a REP is an emergency response map that each participant fills out for their own location. It is stored in a simple PVC tube holder typically mounted on the main power pole or another central area where it can be easily identified and accessed by emergency personnel.
Kneehill County has a limited number of Rural Emergency Plans and tubes free of charge, available for pick up at the County office. For more information, visit ruralemergencyplan.com.
Kneehill County's local Emergency Responders played their first Annual Fun Pitch in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week.
Unfortunately, The First Respons Fun Raiser scheduled for May 10 has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date will be announced soon, please check our social media and website for updates, or call 403-443-5541.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Kneehill County Emergency Contacts:
Director Emergency Management: Al Hoggan
Deputy Director Emergency Managment: Debra Grosfield
Communications: Debra Grosfield
After Hours Emergencies: 403-443-5541
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