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We all play a role in being prepared


City of Brampton recognizes Emergency Preparedness Week May 3-9, 2020

BRAMPTON, ON (May 4, 2020) – From May 3 to 9, the City is recognizing Emergency Preparedness Week (EPW). This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City reminds residents that it is important, now more than ever, that we all play a role in being safe and prepared.

Residents are helping to protect themselves and the community against the spread of COVID-19 by staying informed, maintaining physical distancing and following the advice of Peel Public Health. The City encourages residents to continue these efforts in keeping Brampton safe.

The City also thanks its Emergency Management team and community partners who are putting their planning into practice at this time and continue to work together to protect the safety of our community during the COVID-19 emergency.

Every year, EPW is a time to remind residents to review Brampton’s Emergency Preparedness Guide and to be prepared for potential emergencies of all kinds, including extreme weather, flooding, and power outages. To learn more, visit www.brampton.ca/prepared.

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“The entire team at the City has been working tirelessly, along with our partners, to ensure the health and safety of our community as we respond to COVID-19. Keeping everyone informed and ensuring responses are coordinated is no small feat. I’d like to commend our Brampton Emergency Management Office and the Emergency Management staff at the Region of Peel for their efforts in ensuring we are all working together to combat the spread of COVID-19.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We all have a role to play in responding to COVID-19. Thank you to our residents, for playing their critical part in keeping our community safe by practicing physical distancing and helping stop the spread of the virus.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services Committee, City of Brampton

“Our City’s seamless response to COVID-19 is the result of preparation and practice on the part of our staff, together with our partners. From emergency exercises to ongoing preparation and education activities, our Brampton Emergency Management Office ensures all the pieces are in place to respond to any emergencies in our community.”
- Jeff Bowman, City Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Member, Brampton Emergency Management Program Committee, City of Brampton

“This Emergency Preparedness Week is unlike any other as our team responds to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the endless planning and coordinated efforts of our Emergency Management team, as well as our residents' and businesses' commitment to working with us to combat this virus, we are looking to the future and planning for the eventual reopening of the City. We ask that everyone remain prepared and continue to follow healthcare and emergency professionals’ advice to ensure our community’s safety and resilience.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca