Emergency preparedness. This is something we all know we should have a plan for and supplies, but how many of us actually have one? In 2016 Alberta Lions initiated an Alberta Lions Emergency Response Team (ALERT). Foothills Lions member Tyler Bray, undertook to Chair this initiative and spread the word throughout the 80 clubs in District C-2.
His presentation, reasons why and how to get started can be read by clicking HERE.
ALERT has developed its Mission and Goals:
In this challenging world of global terrorism, homeland security, extreme natural hazards, and human suffering, the members of the Lions Clubs International District C-2 will provide immediate and timely assistance to our neighbours and communities in preparing for, during, and in the aftermath of such critical emergency situations.
All District C-2’s 80 clubs are invited to participate in the Emergency Preparedness Plan Committee to collectively develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan. This Plan will establish a clear and integrated process where the Lions Clubs can interface with emergency response agencies.
Participating Lions Club Members will partner with community emergency response teams to develop Zone Plans and/or Community Emergency Preparedness Plans.
Lion Members shall have their own Emergency Preparedness Plan and Kit which consists of a home survival kit, evacuation kit and first aid kit.
Develop programs to assist Alberta’s special needs population in the event of emergency evacuation procedures.
Establish a District C-2 Phone Tree for the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Invite all Region and Zone Chairs to assist.
Lions Clubs, Districts, and Multiple Districts shall contact local authorities and develop Lions ALERT plans to provide assistance in the event of a natural, man-made, or healthcare emergency
Let’s keep revisiting this initiative in our club and make sure we are all prepared.