Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7, 2016): Event at TELUS World of Science April 29 & 30

earthquake seismic graphEmergency Preparedness Week takes place May 1 to 7 across Canada to promote and raise awareness of the actions people can take to be prepared for an emergency.

The City of Vancouver today announced that it is partnering with Science World to kick off Emergency Preparedness Week with a free two-day event open to the public.


Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30
10am to 4pm both days
TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

The event will feature interactive booths and displays from local scientists, first responders and emergency preparedness agencies to help citizens prepare for all types of emergencies.

Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC, said “More than 3,000 earthquakes occur in BC every year and, luckily, very few cause damage. But at some point, a big one will hit. It is not a matter of if, but when.”

The event at TELUS World of Science is open to all ages. Test your seismic construction skills on the University of British Columbia BC earthquake shake table. Learn about the City’s Disaster Support Hub initiative. See how an earthquake early warning system works and experience what it is like to feel an earthquake in the IBC Shake Zone earthquake simulator.

For more information visit: scienceworld.ca/lets-celebrate-emergency-preparedness-week.

Follow @CityofVancouver on Twitter during the week to learn important emergency preparedness facts and tips. Hashtags #EPWeek and #Inittogether

For more information on how to prepare an emergency kit, what to include in an emergency plan and how to sign up for an emergency preparedness workshop, visit vancouver.ca/beprepared.

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