Category: Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations
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Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations

Youth recreation organizations know how important participant safety is while kids are enjoying camps, programs, and other recreational activities. Staff have plenty of processes in place to support safety efforts, from collecting critical participant information and staff training, to incident reporting and responding to emergencies. With that in mind, emergency plans for recreation organizations are...

Top 5 Reasons Why Community Groups Use ePACT
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Top 5 Reasons Why Community Groups Use ePACT

ePACT supports a number of community groups across North America, including the District of Squamish, the Communities of Haida Gwaii, the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and Girl Guides of Canada. These organizations support large groups of residents and participants and enjoy a wide range of benefits in using ePACT’s secure, online network. Here are five...

7 Ways To Stay Safe Wherever You Are
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7 Ways To Stay Safe Wherever You Are

We’ve said it many times before, that emergencies are considered emergencies because they’re unexpected, and with that comes the increased likelihood that, if/when one happens, you could be anywhere in your daily routine. Here are 7 ways to stay safe wherever you are: Have an emergency kit for every place and need: An emergency kit...

4 Resources To Help Your School Get Prepared
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4 Resources To Help Your School Get Prepared

As the start of the new school year approaches, there are so many responsibilities for schools and staff, and as a result, it can often be easy to overlook emergency preparedness planning. As this is an important part of ensuring the safety and security of students in your care, here are four resources to help...

Staying Safe On The Road This Summer
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Staying Safe On The Road This Summer

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Summer is a surprisingly dangerous season for driving. In fact, August 2nd is the deadliest day of the year for car crashes, Bloomberg reports. It turns out sunny skies and an influx of vacationers on the road increases the risk of car accidents. The nice weather causes drivers to let their...

Emergency Preparedness In The Workplace
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Emergency Preparedness In The Workplace

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Medical emergencies and accidents in the workplace are common, with 313 million individuals getting injured in their line of duty and 2.3 million deaths annually, according to a report by the International Labor Organization. While a company can reduce the number of incidents by establishing safety procedures, it’s impossible to...

What To Do When A Child Has An Allergic Reaction
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What To Do When A Child Has An Allergic Reaction

Allergic conditions are the most common health issue that children face in North America overall, and as children spend time outside, and in recreation programs and camps, allergies that are often well managed at home can become a concern. With that in mind, let’s look at what to do when a child has an allergic...