Lt. Troy Mollin, officer of the emergency program at View Royal Fire Rescue, stands in front of an emergency management trailer that will be on display at the Juan de Fuca seniors centre on May 5.

Lt. Troy Mollin, officer of the emergency program at View Royal Fire Rescue, stands in front of an emergency management trailer that will be on display at the Juan de Fuca seniors centre on May 5.

View Royal among those organizing a party to raise awareness for emergency preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Week kicks off with an afternoon of displays and demonstrations at the Juan de Fuca seniors centre

  • Apr. 26, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Louis Bockner

News staff

View Royal Fire Rescue is joining forces with other municipalities and organizations to raise awareness around the issue of emergency preparedness during the sixth annual Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5 to 12.

The week kicks off with an afternoon of displays and demonstrations at the Juan de Fuca seniors centre, 1767 Island Hwy. on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The goal of the event, and the week itself, is to showcase the four pillars of emergency management, which are preparation, mitigation, response and recovery.

“We want to bring awareness to the importance of emergency preparedness,” said Lt. Troy Mollin, emergency program officer. “We want to educate the public on things that they can do to be prepared for an emergency or mitigate some of the risks and hazards of their area.”

Mollin says the public can expect an array of displays from organizations including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as well as plenty of activities for kids.

Mollin also encourages people keep their eyes open, as different municipalities will be hosting events throughout the week.

View Royal fire department will also facilitate two emergency preparedness workshops on Wednesday, May 8 at municipal hall, 45 View Royal Ave. The first runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

For more information or to register for workshops email emergencyprogram@viewroyal.ca or call 250-479-7322.

 

 

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