The Blue Mountains Fire Department is responsible for implementing emergency preparedness strategies and ensuring that businesses, residents, and visitors of The Blue Mountains have the necessary information to ensure personal preparedness prior to and during an emergency.
For Emergency Preparedness Week 2021, the Town of The Blue Mountains is partnering with Grey County and inviting residents to the attend the CANWARN Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness that is returning virtually on Tuesday, May 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Grey County is welcoming renowned storm spotter and meteorologist Gerald Cheng to host this year’s event. Specializing in warning preparedness with Environment & Climate Change Canada, Cheng has worked as a forecaster at the Storm Prediction Centre in both Ontario and Quebec, as well as working at the Weather Network for eight years as a briefing meteorologist.
This captivating presentation is sure to spark interest with Grey County residents. Grey County had record attendance at past in-person events. Organizers are hoping lightning will strike twice and the virtual event will allow for even more participation this year.
The event is forecasted to provide vital information about different types of severe weather, what to watch for in the sky, what weather info to report on Twitter (#ONStorm), and most importantly, how to stay safe when faced with severe weather conditions. CANWARN started as a volunteer weather spotter program but has evolved into an effort to raise awareness of hazardous weather and increase community preparedness.
Don’t let this be a ‘mist’ opportunity. Registration is open now for this free event. Sign up online through Grey.ca. Advanced registration is required as space is limited to the first 500 registrants.
For more information on how you can be prepared for an emergency in our community, please visit Grey County’s Emergency Preparedness webpage.
Fire Administration & Emergency Management