Category: Emergency Preparedness

How ePACT Supports Safety For Youth Sports
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How ePACT Supports Safety For Youth Sports

We’re pretty big on safety here at ePACT, as it’s the basis for our product, and the services we provide to organizations across North America, and families and individuals all over the world. And this includes youth sports associations – from soccer and baseball, to football and hockey, we’re proud to support player safety throughout...

4 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
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4 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is here, and it’s that time of year where we get to enjoy the sunshine and all the fun activities outdoors. Of course, we want to make sure you and your family are safe while you’re doing so, and that means protecting yourselves from heat-related illnesses. We’ve put together some general information and four...

Enhanced Communications and Safety for the Ride to Conquer Cancer
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Enhanced Communications and Safety for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

ePACT is proud to support the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Wheaton Precious Metals, and benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. This is our third year supporting this amazing event! We’re also excited to announce our support for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Evraz, and benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. We’re...

Why Do I Need to Know First Aid?
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Why Do I Need to Know First Aid?

Like CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), First Aid is one of those skills that’s valuable on any occasion, in any walk of life. Whether you’re at work, out for a walk, or enjoying dinner in your favourite restaurant, medical emergencies can happen any time – after all, it’s why they’re called emergencies. This is a pretty compelling...

What Kinds of Emergencies Happen In Schools?
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What Kinds of Emergencies Happen In Schools?

Kids spend a lot of time in school, and while we know they’re in the best hands with their teachers and support staff, emergencies can still happen – after all, they are unexpected! Whether it’s an allergic reaction, a fall in the playground, or local area flooding, we’ve put together a few types of emergencies...

16 Motorhome Safety Tips
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16 Motorhome Safety Tips

Victoria Day Weekend (Canada) and Memorial Day Weekend (United States) seem to be the unofficial start of the summer camping season. Families pull their camping gear out of storage, freshen up the motorhome (or RV), and choose their favourite spot to set up camp for the weekend. From planning your trip, to hitting the road,...

What Types of Emergencies Can You Prepare For?
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What Types of Emergencies Can You Prepare For?

Emergencies come in many forms, and while it can be tough to predict what’s going to happen and when, we can take steps to prepare ourselves ahead of time so that we’re in a better position to respond and recover. At the very least, every home should have an emergency kit with enough supplies for...

How does ePACT Differ from Mass Notification Systems?
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How does ePACT Differ from Mass Notification Systems?

Mass notification systems are traditionally used at the community or municipality level to send one-way messages to inform large groups of people of an emergency. These systems can improve the safety and security of an organization or community by providing alerts and real-time instruction during a crisis. [Source: TechTarget]. We know how important mass notifications...

Emergency Kits for Your Kids
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Emergency Kits for Your Kids

Emergency kits are a key part of any household’s emergency plan, but they shouldn’t be limited to just your home! We can prepare emergency kits for use anywhere, anytime you need it – your car, the office, the family cabin by the lake, your RV, the kids’ sports bags. The list goes on! Preparing emergency...

How Families Use ePACT To Stay Connected
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How Families Use ePACT To Stay Connected

Emergencies are impossible to predict so it’s important for us to be as prepared as possible for any type of emergency, big or small. That way, when one occurs, we’re able to respond and recover from it as effectively and easily as possible. Whether you live in a region prone to natural disasters, like earthquakes...