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Plan to Return Home Safely When Travelling on the Land

19 December 2013 

Public Service Announcement

Plan to Return Home Safely When Travelling on the Land

Start Date: December 18, 2013

End Date: For repeat broadcast until March 31, 2014

Across Nunavut 45 sec

 

The Government of Nunavut would like to remind all Nunavummiut to take these safety precautions before travelling on the land this winter:

• Never travel without an emergency communications device. Sign out a free SPOT device at your hamlet office;

• Tell family and friends where you are going and when you will return;

• Prepare for 72 hours on the land. Bring extra fuel, food, clothing and equipment even on day trips.

If you get lost, stranded or have an emergency while on the land, remember to:

• Stay with your equipment and your travel companion;

• Press ‘Help’ on your SPOT device if you are stranded or lost, or;

• Press ‘911’ on your SPOT device in the event of a serious emergency.

Being prepared can save your life. Plan to return home safely when travelling on the land this winter.

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Media Contact:

Hillary Casey

Communications Officer/Policy Analyst

Community and Government Services

867-975-5342

hcasey@gov.nu.ca