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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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