When emergencies and disasters strike, radio has a strong and specific role to play in keeping the community up to date with events and advising them on practical steps to take to reduce the impact of a disaster.
99.3 County FM, as an essential service to Prince Edward County, is constantly working to improve upon our ability to serve the residence and visitors of PEC.
As part of our development we have received a contribution from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CFRC) that will allow us to further improve our ability to prepare and respond to public safety issues.
During 2020 we are developing an Emergency Handbook, training volunteers, coordinating our efforts with emergency services in PEC, and acquiring the tools we need to further improve our broadcast capabilities in the event of an emergency.
As part of this process we reached out to the general public and business community for input in 2019. We offered a survey and will soon post the results online in terms of emergency readiness. Many people told us they learned a great deal and took positive action after doing the survey, you are welcome to still do the survey for your own interest and safety.
Click here for the survey
- For additional information to keep safe please visit these sites and bookmark them for quick access:
- Public Safety Canada’s website on emergency preparedness, GetPrepared.ca and the mobile version, m.GetPrepared.ca
- Canadian Red Cross: www.redcross.ca
- Environment Canada: www.ec.gc.ca
- St. John Ambulance: www.sja.ca
- The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.ca
- The Canadian Hurricane Center: www.ec.gc.ca/ouragans-hurricanes
- Sign up to receive regular safety tips from GetPrepared.ca.
- Follow Public Safety Canada and GetPrepared on Twitter:
- Public Safety Canada: @Safety_Canada
- GetPrepared: @Get_Prepared
- Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
- Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs
- Emergency Preparedness for Children
- Pets and Service Animals
- Staying in touch during emergencies