Category: Emergency Preparedness

How a Carbon Monoxide Detector Can Save Your Life
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How a Carbon Monoxide Detector Can Save Your Life

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas found in the fumes produced by many of the things we use daily – our vehicles, stoves, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges or furnaces. Much of the time we aren’t exposed to dangerous levels of this gas, as we are either outside (vehicles, grills) or appliances that can...

How To Reunite With Your Kids After An Earthquake
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How To Reunite With Your Kids After An Earthquake

Given the likelihood that many of us aren’t going to be home during an earthquake, part of your emergency planning should include how you can quickly and safely reunite with your family. If your kids are in school, we’ve put together some tips to help you reunite with them quickly and safely after an earthquake....

ePACT Partners with Canadian Red Cross for Emergency Preparedness
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ePACT Partners with Canadian Red Cross for Emergency Preparedness

ePACT is excited to partner with the Canadian Red Cross to provide our clients, families, and community with access to affordable emergency preparedness resources. From first aid kits to flashlights, you can enjoy a 20% discount* compliments of the Canadian Red Cross and ePACT, so you, your family, and the organizations you are connected to...

What to Do in An Earthquake When You’re Not at Home
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What to Do in An Earthquake When You’re Not at Home

Emergencies are called as much because they’re unpredictable and can happen at any time. Whether you’re at work, school, travelling, or simply out and about running errands, we spend many hours outside of our homes, so it’s entirely likely that you could experience an emergency or natural disaster during those times. So, what do you...

School Emergency Preparedness Resources
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School Emergency Preparedness Resources

Your kids spend much of their waking hours in school, and knowing that they are going to be safe in an emergency, whether it’s an evacuation, power outage, or severe weather incident, is so important to any parent or guardian. We’ve put together a collection of ePACT school emergency preparedness resources. Back to School Safety...

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
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Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Preparing for emergencies is important for everyone but when it comes to looking after our seniors, we need to take some extra special steps to make sure that they are just as safe as everyone else. We’ve gathered a few tips and resources for you to review whether you’re a senior yourself or caring for...

How to Survive 72 Hours In Your Vehicle
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How to Survive 72 Hours In Your Vehicle

Unfortunately, emergencies are never planned and always unexpected, so it’s not entirely unrealistic to consider that one might happen during your morning or evening commute, whether it’s a flat tire or a winter snow storm. No matter what vehicle you are driving in, having an emergency kit and plan that you are familiar with can...

My Fourth Ride to Conquer Cancer
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My Fourth Ride to Conquer Cancer

Tomorrow is the day! My fourth “Ride to Conquer Cancer”. It’s been almost four years, since the day a friend came by with wine and a CRAZY idea, as I hobbled around on a painful and bandaged leg, cursing the malignant melanoma that had just been removed, and regretting those mid-80s baby oil ‘tans’. “Some...

9 Things You Shouldn’t Do In An Emergency
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9 Things You Shouldn’t Do In An Emergency

We always read about the things that we should do before, during, and after an emergency – after all, being prepared is the best way to deal with any crisis, big or small. But what about the things we shouldn’t do? From earthquakes to hurricanes, and home fires to medical emergencies, we’ve put together nine...