Know what to do AFTER a Disaster

RIGHT after an emergency, you may be confused or disoriented. Stay CALM. HELP THE INJURED Help anyone who is injured. Get your emergency survival kit and your first aid kit. LISTEN TO THE RADIO Listen to your local radio station for instructions. If you don’t already have a  wind-up radio get one now. SOS has […]

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Know What to do DURING a Disaster

Time from time we get asked what do I do DURING a disaster. This blog is some insight to basic procedures but more information should be south out from Emergency Preparedness Canada, your provincial territorial emergency measures organization or your local Red Cross. DURING AN EARTHQUAKE If you are in a building STAY INSIDE. Stay […]

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How to Select Safety Committee Members

 Safety committee members must… Set a good example. Committee members must set a good example! Committee members must be above average in their safe work habits and their positive attitude about safety. Be visible. Names of safety committee members should be posted prominently in their departments. They are the strong right hand to supervisors. Some […]

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Know What to do BEFORE a Disaster Strikes

Will you think clearly and logically in a crisis? Not many of us can. So, do your clear and logical thinking now BEFORE a disaster strikes. KNOW Find out what natural disasters could happen in your community. Know what to expect during each emergency. LOOK Anticipate what could go wrong in your home or office […]

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Be Prepared…Not Scared

Emergency preparedness starts with you. In your day to day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes, technological or environmental accidents, such as chemical spills; or service disruptions, such as power failures, can strike any community, including yours, at any time. If you are unprepared for a […]

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Make Your Workplace Safer…It’s Easy!

In British Columbia, all employers, regardless of their size, are required by law to provide a safe working environment. They must ensure that all employees are properly trained and supervised; they must work with employees to identify hazards in the workplace and ensure that hazards are eliminated, isolated or minimized. Every workplace in BC must […]

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Eyewash Stations in the Workplace

Eyewash stations should be located 10 seconds or less walking time from a work process with hazardous chemicals that could be splashed or sprayed into workers’ eyes. Employees who get hazardous substances in their eyes should flush eyes at a eyewash station for 15 minutes. Particles or dust in eyes can also be flushed out […]

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Community Support Program

 In the month of December we ran a community support program for our first time. For every 10 first aid blankets (FB1055) that our customers purchased, SOS Emergency Response Technologies donated 1 to a local Richmond Homeless Shelter. In January, VP of Operations, Stacey Friedman along with her daughters, delivered 30 blankets to the Richmond […]

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January…..Time to Make a Plan

It is always imporant to be aware of your surroundings. Make a plan. Once you know the disasters that can happen in your community (BC can have earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, and floods.)  Be prepared Secure your furniture, appliances and most importantly your water heater, to floors and walls. Keep an 72 hour kit in your […]

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Earthquake Activity

The phone lines at our office and our twitter feed are a buzz with inquiries regarding earthquake or emergency preparedness kits. Our staff has been answering questions and we are loving the clients that are stopping by to visit our Richmond showroom. With several small quakes along the BC coastline the past while,  preparing seems […]

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Emergency Kits can help in any Situation

Residents of  BC have realized  that an incident such as a gunshooting at Starlight Casino in New Westminister resulted in half a day of blocked traffic. All exits, bridges and roadways in the area were not available to the public for over 4 hours. People were stuck in their cars, vans and trucks and everyones […]

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Benefits of Packaged Water in an Emergency

Water, of course, is fundamental to survival. But clean, pure water is often difficult to find amid natural disasters. Why bother with bottled water that may grow bacteria, takes up valuable space and is heavy to carry? Why attempt to remember to throw it out yearly to ensure that it is healthy to consume? SOS […]

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Preparedness is the Key to the Unexpected

Haida Gwaii earthquake. Hurricane Sandy. It’s been a busy week of natural occurences in the world so this a great time to remind everyone that Preparedness is the Key to the Unexpected. There are certain things which are fairly common in nature. And there are some steps which can help you prepare yourself against these […]

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SOS Emergency Response in the News

A Richmond-based emergency kit supplier has had its shelves cleaned out in the wake of Saturday’s massive earthquake off the B.C. coast. The phonelines at SOS Emergency Response Technologies have been red hot since a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 p.m. Saturday off the coast of Haida Gwaii, about 800 kilometres northeast of Richmond. […]

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Drop, Cover, Hold ShakeOut BC

The 2012 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill is this Thursday (October 18th at 10:18 a.m.), and more than 570,000 people are registered to participate. In total more than 13.6 million people worldwide that will practice earthquake safety Thursday, and even more will see and learn what to do through your example. DROP to the ground (before […]

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