Tag: emergency management

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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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Welcome Dr. Adam Lund!

We’re incredibly excited to introduce you to ePACT’s newest team member, Adam Lund! Adam has come aboard ePACT as the Medical Advisor, and will be providing support for all medical facets of what we do. Tell us a little about yourself! I am an emergency physician, who grew up in BC. I did medical school...

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Fire Safety with Captain Gabe Roder

Captain Gabe Roder is a 24 year veteran with the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services. With his wealth of experience in the field, he is currently serving as the Media Liaison and Fire & Life Safety Educator. In celebration of National Home Fire Safety Week, Captain Gabe sat down with the ePACT team to talk...

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Social Media in Emergencies

Social media has quickly grown to be a key source of news, often offering the most up to the minute information, unlimited potential resources and enormous reach across all demographics. In recent years, we have seen the role of social media change significantly when dealing with emergencies and disasters around the globe. News travels with...

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ShakeOut and Tsunami Preparedness

The Great BC ShakeOut is just around the corner, and while the focus is on earthquake preparedness, earthquakes of a large magnitude can lead to another destructive force: tsunamis. Living on the west coast, we are warned of “the big one,” and in addition, 59% of the world’s tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean, the...