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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WorkSafeBC Inspections: How to Handle Yourself

WorkSafeBC inspectors may suggest that they are just trying to “get the facts,” but every question they ask is designed to get the evidence they need. You should always be on your toes and follow the military maxim, “Never volunteer.” Inspectors are like TV interviewers. They’re trying to get the information they need, and they […]

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Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in the Workplace

Guest blog by Jan Kirkpatrick, President, First Edition First Aid Training Inc., National Philips AED Distributor Philips AED’s in the Workplace?    Absolutely.  They are saving lives. The national survival rate, for cardiac arrest (with EMS/Fire responding) is less than 5%.  Locations that house an AED may experience survival rates as high as 70-100%.   This is because […]

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Unprepared Businesses Are at Risk

When planning for an emergency the rule of thumb is to plan for the “worst case scenario.” Out here on the west coast we always hear all this earthquake talk…the big one is coming…expect the unexpected. Much of the concern centers on school safety, preparing a household kit, there is less discussion on how your […]

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Steps to Earthquake Safety

On October 17th, a locally-driven, world wide “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill will take place called The Great ShakeOut. All residents, agencies, businesses, and organizations across the world are encouraged to take part in the largest earthquake drill in history!  Register here http://shakeoutbc.ca/ With this fantastic event only 2 weeks away,  we thought it be a […]

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Canadian Red Cross Launches a First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step […]

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Plan for the Worst…It Just Makes Common 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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SOS Emergency Response Technologies – Our New Look

Well, it was a long time coming and a lot of hard work but our new site www.sostech.ca is launched and looking great. You will notice easy to use features, slider bars, updated images and descriptions and the ability to purchase our Survival Kits on-line. We will slowly be adding more products for on-line shopping […]

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Father’s Day Gifts Ideas….Give the Gift of Safety

Every year I get stumped on what to buy my dad for father’s day. This is the man who took care of me as a little girl and the man that kept me safe. So, I thought why not give him the gift of safety back. Here are some ideas: first aid kit earthquake kit roadside […]

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Be READY to Evacuate

If an emergency is serious enough, you may be asked to leave your home and go to a nearby evacuation center , like a school gym or community hall. Would you be ready? If you have to evacuate leave immediately. TAKE your emergency survival kit with you. Don’t have one ? Call us and order […]

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WATCH for hazards

Post Earthquake Damaged buildings stay out of damaged buildings, even if they look ok Aftershocks stay put Water gets cut off  If you don’t have sterile emergency water bought from us use emergency water from water heater, toilet tank, melted ice cubes Power can go off Tsunamis If you live near the ocean stay away […]

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