Media Advisory - Interview Opportunity: Red Cross emergency preparedness experts

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Two-thirds of Canadians say they are not prepared to take care of themselves and their families in an emergency. With discussions of doomsday predictions prevalent in Canadian media today, the Red Cross is encouraging Canadians to use this week of heightened awareness to prepare for other, more realistic, emergencies. Canadian Red Cross emergency response and preparedness experts are available to share tips and help families prepare for disasters.

Who: Various Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness experts
What: Tips on how to be prepared for emergencies of all kinds
When: December 20-21, 2012
Where: Communities across Canada

Last year, the Red Cross helped more than 46,000 people affected by disasters across the country. Canadians are encouraged to learn the risks in their communities, make a family plan, and get an emergency preparedness kit. For tips on preparing for emergencies, please visit




For further information:

Canadian Red Cross media line
(613) 740-1994

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