The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Durham Region recognizes Emergency Preparedness Week

WHITBY, ON April 24, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office (DEMO) would like to invite residents to learn more about personal emergency preparedness, in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week.


Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event taking place from May 4 to 10.


DEMO invites residents to learn more about personal emergency preparedness, by visiting a display located in the Upper Galleria at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby. Please note that this display can be accessed from May 5 to 9 during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


Emergency Preparedness Week is a Canada-wide event designed to increase public awareness about individual and family preparedness.

Education and preparedness are the best defence for reducing the impact of an emergency situation. The Region and its local area municipalities have emergency plans and programs in place. However, personal emergency planning is also essential.

For more information related to emergency preparedness, please visit To receive a free copy of the “Are You Ready” brochure, which contains valuable tips on personal preparedness, call DEMO at 905-430-2792, or download it at, under the “Helpful Brochures” area.


Emergency Preparedness Week is recognized via an official proclamation made by Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of Durham Regional Council.

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