Apr 27, 2011
The City of Mississauga encourages residents to plan ahead and be prepared in the event of
an emergency. Learn how at a free open house on Tuesday, May 3 during Emergency Preparedness
Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, said Catherine Blair, the City of
Mississaugas Emergency Management Coordinator. A home preparedness kit, containing
necessary supplies, and a family emergency plan can make the difference in a critical situation
and help keep families safe if the need arises.
Emergency Preparedness Open House:
The City of Mississaugas Emergency Management Office will host a free open house
featuring interactive displays, demonstrations, childrens activities including an
appearance from Buzz the Preparedness Bee. Residents can enter a draw for a chance to win a
Canadian Red Cross home emergency preparedness kit. Visit www.mississauga.ca to see where Buzz the Preparedness Bee
will be next between May1 to 7.
Mississaugas Emergency Management Office
Representative from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and Community Partners
Buzz the Preparedness Bee
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frank McKechnie Community Centre
310 Bristol Road East (Bristol Road East and McLaughlin Road)
Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place during the first full week of
May. It is acknowledged locally through a partnership with Emergency Management Ontario. During
Emergency Preparedness Week, activities are organized across Canada to raise awareness of the
importance of having an emergency kit, making an emergency plan and identifying risks in your
For more information about emergency preparedness in Mississauga visit www.mississauga.ca or contact the Emergency Management
Coordinator at 905-615-3200 ext. 5348.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money,
maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
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Public Affairs Consultant