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Emergency Health Preparedness

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at anytime. They can be caused by severe weather, infectious diseases, industrial accidents or spills, or by intentional acts. The very nature of an emergency is unpredictable and can change in scope and impact as time passes.

Emergencies can threaten public safety, the environment, workplaces, and critical systems such as transportation and power. An emergency can also affect the health system's ability to respond.

The Prince Edward Island Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for the development and coordination of an overall provincial emergency management program. The Department of Health and Wellness works closely with EMO and other key organizations and government departments in an emergency to limit the impacts to the health system and ultimately to protect the health of Islanders.


Resources:
* Personal Preparedness
* 72 Hour Guide

* Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP) 2010 (aussi disponible en français)

 

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