Tag: emergency plan

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Top Two Tips For Sending Kids Off to Camp

Now that summer is here, it’s time for your kids to have a little fun! Sending them to camp or other summer programs is a great way for them to learn new skills, make lifelong friends and just enjoy themselves. To help busy families, we’ve put together our top two tips for sending kids to...

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Getting Smart with Camp Safety

Running a summer camp or program is a tough job! Besides the obvious tasks, you and your team are also responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for campers of all ages, participating in a wide variety of activities. Here are 3 easy safety tips to help: 1) Be Prepared for All Activities Your...

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3 Steps to Complete a Camp Safety Audit

When the camp season comes to an end, and you have celebrated a season full of successful programs, now is the perfect opportunity to evaluate the safety procedures at your camp. Everything is fresh in your mind, as well as your parents and employees. To make sure you identify all concerns and their corresponding solution, here...

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National Preparedness Month – Quick Tips for You and Your Family

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard all about National Preparedness Month – but what is it exactly? National Preparedness Month is an annual initiative in the U.S. to shed light on emergency preparedness. The theme behind this year’s month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Steps to Prepare”, which represents families, communities and workplaces taking action...

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Behind the Red Shirts – Triathlon Medical Coverage

ePACT’s Medical Advisor, Adam Lund, is a true medical superhero! From working in Lower Mainland tertiary, trauma hospitals, to volunteering as a physician for Whistler Blackcomb, and specializing in mass gathering medicine with UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Adam has done it all. Adam has also played a key role in triathlon medical teams –...

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Occupational Health and Safety Week

This week is Occupational Health and Safety Week! Although you should prioritize safety all year round, this is a great opportunity to increase awareness and educate yourself and your peers on the issue. At work, the last thing you should be worried about is your well-being – workplace safety should be a given under any...

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#RUReady – Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Simply put, preparedness should be a priority for all. Yet, in reality, the resources available for disabled individuals doesn’t come anywhere near those available for others. Individuals with disabilities have unique needs and certainly require a personal preparedness plan along with a reliable support network to lean on. This month, Portlight Strategies, in conjunction with...

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New Years Resolution – #Ready2014

Are you #Ready2014? You may be wondering what it means to be #Ready2014, and it is simply about making your New Year’s Resolution one that focuses on your preparedness. This past year we’ve seen numerous severe natural disasters, from Typhoon Haiyan, the numerous tornadoes throughout the Midwest, floods in Colorado, all the way to Hurricane...

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Geographical Breakdown of Natural Disasters – Ring of Fire

Natural disasters happen all over the world. If you review a week in the news, you’d likely find stories coming out of the Philippines and Hungary, San Francisco and Japan. We can never really ‘predict’ natural disasters, however, certain areas are susceptible to certain natural disasters. With this, we can always have an idea of...

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Back to Sports – The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

We Canadians sure do love our hockey! Yet, Canada isn’t alone in its love for the game as hockey registration continues to grow worldwide from Australia to Thailand, China to South Africa, Kuwait to India, and throughout Europe. It’s great to see that the number of both youth and adult players is growing rapidly on...