The City and County of Grande Prairie, along with the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, and Wembley, stand united in their dedication to the safety and welfare of their residents. Together, they are championing Emergency Preparedness Week, a national and provincial initiative taking place from May 5 to May 11. This week serves as a crucial reminder to plan, prepare, and stay vigilant for potential emergency situations.

Emergency Preparedness Week underscores the importance of readiness in the face of unexpected emergencies that could impact our communities. With the theme "Be prepared. Know your risks.," residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the specific challenges inherent to their region. Empowered with this knowledge, they can then take proactive steps to safeguard themselves and their loved ones.

In alignment with Emergency Preparedness Week, the City and County of Grande Prairie are launching a series of social media campaigns centered around the "Be Prepared" mantra. These initiatives aim to educate both communities and residents on practical measures to take in readiness for emergencies. Content will cover essential topics such as assembling an emergency kit, preparing pets for unforeseen events, and strategizing for evacuation procedures. By providing these resources, officials aim to equip residents with the necessary tools and know-how to effectively protect themselves and their families during times of crisis.