Emergency Preparedness Week 2017 - May 7 to 13, 2017
Plan. Prepare. Be Aware!
If your family is caught in an emergency or disaster situation, are you prepared for 72 hours?
Phil Wilson, Humboldt's Deputy Emergency Measures Coordinator, invites everyone to learn what should make up an emergency kit and enter a draw to WIN a 72 hour emergency kit in honour of Emergency Preparedness Week!
- Tuesday, May 9 - Canadian Tire from 1:00-3:00 PM
- Thursday, May 11 - Sobey's from 2:00-5:00 PM
Emergency preparedness begins with you!
In Canada, emergency preparedness begins with the individual and gradually works its way up to local, provincial and federal responsibility as more capacity is needed to deal with an incident.
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility!
Should an emergency happen in Humboldt, several agencies must work together to provide a coordinated response. To allow these agencies to address the issue, please do your part by ensuring you and your family are prepared.
What is SaskAlert?
SaskAlert is Saskatchewan's emergency public alerting program. It provides information that enables residents and those traveling within the province to take action to protect themselves. It is also part of Canada's national public alerting initiative.
Alerts are broadcast through media outlets, posted online and through mobile apps.
How is an alert issued?
Participating cities, towns, villages, rural municipalities, First Nations or regions have trained residents who may issue an alert for an emergency event occurring in their area. Agencies such as Environment Canada, The Weather Network and others may also issue public safety alerts and weather warnings. The City of Humboldt is an authorized SaskAlert jurisdiction and may issue alerts, if required.
Once an alert has been issued, it will be picked up by media and distributed through their communication platforms, including radio, TV, websites, apps and Twitter.
What kind of events will prompt an alert?
Alerts will be issued for any event that has the potential of harming people or damaging property. That includes weather-related events such as tornadoes, plow winds and blizzards. Other events could include wildfires, floods, train derailments, spills of hazardous material, mandatory boil water advisories, evacuations or local emergency declarations.
How can I sign up to receive alerts?
Further information and links to download the mobile apps are available at saskalert.ca.
Where else can I get information during an emergency?
- humboldt.ca website
- Call the City of Humboldt (306) 682-2525 and listen to an automated recording
- Local and regional media outlets
- Posters at City Hall, the Uniplex and Post Office
- Centennial Park LED sign
- City of Humboldt Facebook and Twitter feeds
- Family, friends and colleagues
**Please note: Channels used depend on the timing, nature and severity of an emergency.**
Connect with local channels to receive the most current information and updates!