Are You Ready?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019  at 11:30 a.m.

Glen Cairn United Church 
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 Personal Emergency Preparedness

Carolyn Charbonneau, CPHI (C), B.Tech(EnvS), B.Tech(EnvH)


Carolyn is an Emergency Management Coordinator with the City of Ottawa, Office of Emergency Management. She is passionate about emergency preparedness and public health and  has extensive training in emergency management and preparedness. She gained emergency response experience working in the field as well as in the Emergency Operations Centre.

Carolyn has responded to drinking water advisories, respiratory outbreaks, the 2017 Ottawa River Floods, and the recent 2018 Ottawa Tornado/Windstorm. Additionally, she developed a tabletop exercise for the Ottawa Overdose Prevention Taskforce focusing on opioid overdose clusters, and she took part in the City of Ottawa full-scale exercise.

Carolyn is a facilitator for Public Health Ontario to deliver their IMS(Should this be EMS? If not, what does IMS stand for?) based workshop and she is an executive committee member for the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange - Ottawa Chapter. Her passion and enthusiasm for emergency preparedness and public health make her a great fit for the Emergency Preparedness Public Education and Awareness program.

Her presentation will cover the following topics:

    1. Top risks/hazards we face in Ottawa
    2. Creating an emergency/communication plan
    3. Creating emergency preparedness kits
    4. Personal Emergency Preparedness
    5. Know the Risks. Make a Plan. Get a Kit.


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