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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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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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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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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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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Questions to ask before an Earthquake

Have an all hazard approach. Earthquakes can trigger related hazards (fire, water damage). As such a good earthquake plan can also assist in dealing with other more “regular” emergencies such as fires, floods, and power. Does your company have a emergency plan that includes earthquakes? Does your company have an emergency preparedness program that acknowledges […]

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Before an Earthquake: Prepare

An essential ingredient is preparedness. Earthquake preparedness includes identifying and eliminating as many hazards where the impact of a major earthquake could: kill or injure people destroy or damage property ruin or impair business operations The overall objective of emergency planning is to create a system that will ensure an effective and efficient response to […]

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