Category: <span>Emergency Preparedness</span>

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Winter Blizzards and your Safety

As parts of Eastern Canada and the United States experience extreme winter weather conditions, we’re reminded of the importance of winter safety. The recent blizzard of 2015 hit certain areas particularly hard, with several feet of snow, cancelled flights, power outages, and halted transportation systems. Although we aren’t able to control the weather, we can certainly...

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Emergencies in Coaching – Having a Plan

As a coach, you’re a trusted friend, advisor, and mentor to your team. But you’re also responsible for the performance and safety of your athletes, so it is essential to think through the potential emergency situations you may face and have an action plan to respond. We were lucky enough to interview Heather Beatty, ViaSport’s...

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The Reality of Paper Forms

If one of your organization’s goals is to reduce administrative costs and increase efficiencies, here’s something for you to consider. At the beginning of every year or season, most organizations are required to collect contact, medical, emergency, photo release and other information for their participants. Typically this is done by asking parents or caregivers to...

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Natural Disasters of 2014

In 2014, we saw our fair share of disasters. From cold outbreaks to mudslides, earthquakes, and tornados, the year was yet another reminder to prepare for the unexpected. Here’s a quick review of the different disasters we witnessed in 2014: 1) The Polar Vortex – Kicking off 2014, on January 5th the “polar vortex” affected 240 million...