Back to School Safety and Planning for Emergencies

Back to School Safety and Planning for Emergencies Now is a good time to review back-to-school safety with your children and check school safety policies. Here are four tips for a safe return to school: Review your family emergency plan and check emergency kit supplies Sit down with your children to talk about different kinds […]

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Emergency Preparedness on the Road

When we think of emergency preparedness it is human nature to think on a grand scale – of an earthquake, major flood and/or fire. Although it may be unlikely to be faced with one of these major disasters, there is no doubt that you will be faced with personal emergencies in your lifetime. Major traffic jam […]

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Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner. While it has become one of the major holidays in the North America, giving us a chance to honor the individuals in our lives who care for us, why give her the same old gift.  Some women will have the luxury of being pampered at home with […]

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Being Prepared..It Just Makes Sense

Some of my friends call me a pessimist…. I think I am a realistic, well-prepared person. Should there ever be a major disaster, or a minor one for that matter, I know my family and I might be on our own for days – maybe even weeks. I want to BE PREPARED. But then again, […]

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Someone Needs First Aid. What do you do? Do you know?

Our office recently received a phone call from a low-risk office client. As this call came from an office client, in the workplace they rarely deal with first aid calls. However, a few weeks ago an employee experienced a scenario, was white-faced, light-headed and fainted. Then things went sideways. The co-workers who witnessed the episode […]

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Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year’s Resolution

Although we originally posted this blog in 2014, we thought it was prudent to re-post in light of the earthquake near Christmas 2015. Each year it seems we all rotate the same resolutions in order to achieve a longer life: eat healthier, exercise more or quit a bad habit. All of these changes are controllable throughout […]

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If an earthquake hit BC…..

Would you know what to expect? Would you know what to do? According to the Vancouver Sun, if a catastrophic earthquake (7.3 or higher) hit 10,000 dead across Metro Vancouver, 128,000 serious injuries 30% of Vancouver buildings would be extensively damaged With Shakeout BC www.shakeoutbc.ca 10 days away this is a good time to review […]

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Simple Mistakes Can Shatter Lives

Same-level slips, trips, and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. When considering workplace falls, most people immediately think of falls from a height, yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the majority of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking […]

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Nepal – Could we be next?

Jackie Kloosterboer has been teaching people how to prepare for earthquakes for close to 2 decades.  She is the author of My Earthquake Preparedness Guide – Simple Steps to get You, Your Family and Pets Prepared. Follow Jackie on Twitter @Surviving_it to receive Earthquake Preparedness tips to help develop your Family’s Earthquake Plan. Nepal – […]

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Prevent Colds at Work and at a School

Here comes the season for colds and flu. Most illness can be prevented. Here are some simple things you can do to prevent illness in the workplace or at school. 1. Wash hands often. The CDC says to wash your hands with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing Happy Birthday…2x 2. […]

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First Aid Kits – What Should Be in Them?

At this time of the year I often get asked what items should be added to first aid kits.  Additional Recommended Items For First Aid Kit Include any personal items such as medications and keep a note inside of emergency phone numbers (your doctor, hospital, contacts…). You might also consider keeping an inventory note of […]

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Camping Season & First Aid

The Canadian May long weekend has passed which means camping season has officially begun. Minor injuries and illnesses can ruin a camping trip if you don’t have a first aid kit stocked with the right supplies. A well-equipped first aid kit is an essential item to pack for any camping road trip. Here is a […]

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Survive It! Be Prepared – Not Scared

From time to time we like to feature guest blog writers. SOS Emergency Response Technologies recently had the opportunity to have one of City Of Vancouver’s, Emergency Planners, Jackie Kloosterboer write a blog for us. Survive It! Be Prepared – Not Scared By Jackie Kloosterboer Imagine – sitting at your workplace reading this newsletter right now […]

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Emergency Planning: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Are you ready for a severe emergency? Many businesses are not adequately prepared and as a result 40% of businesses affected by a major emergency or disaster never reopen. It is tempting to believe that accidents and emergencies will never occur at your workplace, but the reality is that emergencies can occur anywhere, any time. […]

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Automotive Economy Road Warrior Kit – Give the Gift You Hope They Never Use

By Mandy Glanville, Client Care coordinator How many times have you driven past someone on the road having car difficulties thinking to yourself, “glad that isn’t me” or “I wonder if they need help?” Maybe you have witnessed someone stuck in a parking lot asking strangers if they have jumper cables. What if either of […]

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