Emergency Services were all gathered in one spot Wednesday, and no it wasn’t for an emergency situation.
This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and those who answer the call when an emergency does happen were at the Quinte Wellness and Sports Centre to answer any questions people may have about what they need to have during an emergency or even what to do when an emergency is declared.
Belleville Fire Chief Mark MacDonald says only the mayor or the head of council can declare a state of emergency.
An emergency was declared in 2014 according to MacDonald to deal with the flooding.
Having a 72-hour emergency ready kit is something our local first responders recommend everyone have.
MacDonald explains the importance this kit can make on emergency officials.
Dale Paus of CriSys Limited was also there to show off the technology being used currently by the City of Belleville and fire dispatch.
He says recently, a disaster response module has been added to the program.
The City of Belleville was providing Emergency Preparedness Guides to help people create their own home and car emergency kits as well as kits for your pets.