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Top 8 Emergency Preparedness Blogs!

At ePACT, we’ve created a blog with the hope that it can make even a small difference in someone’s life. We want to help educate people on issues important to us, and hope that by sharing our expertise on some of these topics, that it will provide useful tips to increase safety and preparedness. We...

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Everything you need to know about Volcano Preparedness!

The sleeping beauty of the natural disaster world – volcanoes are an interesting topic, and one that too often gets overlooked. Volcanoes aren’t always thought of as a risk for a number of reasons. You may not know where an earthquake will strike, but you certainly can’t miss a volcano in the distance. They are...

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Canada Day – Celebrate 5 Exceptional Canadian Organizations

The true north, strong and free! Here at ePACT, we are proud Canadians, and are ready to celebrate Canada Day with the rest of our fellow Canucks tomorrow. We are fortunate to have a wealth of resources for emergency preparedness and response in our country, and we wanted to spend today sharing these great organizations...

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Emergency Preparedness Week – Together, We Can!

Happy Emergency Preparedness Week! By now, we’re sure you know how strongly we believe in emergency preparedness, and the huge impact it can have on entire communities. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to celebrate this national event in Canada, and continue to support awareness and action around preparedness. In this digital age, there are a...

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Scouts-Guide Week Safety

February is a special month for Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world! February 22nd marks the birthday of Scouts and Guide Founders, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and Lady Olave Baden-Powell.  In Canada, the celebration runs for a full week, making this year’s celebration from February 16th-23rd. Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization...

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BC Privacy and Security Awareness Day

Today is BC Privacy and Security Awareness Day! Whether you live in the province or not, privacy and security are important issues across the globe. Today is a day to inform and educate all digital citizens about how to reduce risks online and be safe with information! At ePACT, we are inspired by the way...

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2013 Man-Made Disasters: A Look Back

Year after year, Mother Nature brings unanticipated natural disasters and extreme weather events across the world. Additionally, man-made disasters can be just as severe as the natural ones. In 2013 we saw a number of earthquakes, storms, and volcanoes, but also train derailments, explosions, arsons, and more. There are a number of severe man-made disasters...

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2013 Natural Disasters: A Look Back, Part 2

July-December 2013 2013 was a busy year for natural disasters. We saw earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, landslides and volcanoes, as well as other serious man-made events, that led to widespread destruction in the communities they occurred. In 2013 alone, there were over 20,000 fatalities and over $125 billion worth of damage on a global scale...

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East Coast Winter Storm

The strong winter storm, Hercules, hit the East Coast yesterday, bringing up to 24 inches of snow to Boston, and stretching from Illinois to North Carolina and up the Eastern seaboard. As the first storm of 2014, a whopping 100 million Americans experienced extremely frigid temperatures and howling wind. Sadly, since Hercules hit the East...

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2013: Year in Review

It almost feels impossible to properly convey the gratitude we have for the support we received in 2013 and the excitement we feel heading into 2014! The last year was an extremely busy one, filled with a lot of rapid growth for our network, team and company overall. This would not have been possible without...