Tag: preparedness

6 Essential Items for your Summer Emergency Kit
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6 Essential Items for your Summer Emergency Kit

With the warmer weather we’re sure you’re stocking up on summer essentials, like sunscreen, bug spray, hats, and swimsuits. At the same time, we can’t forget that this time of year calls for some changes to emergency kits to prepare for wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, floods, and other summer disasters! If you haven’t yet made an emergency...

Feature of the Month: ePACT’s Communication Tools
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Feature of the Month: ePACT’s Communication Tools

Do you know if the organizations that you are connected to have emergency communication plans in place? It’s not something we like to think of, but it’s very important to know how you will be alerted in an emergency, big or small! Besides the collection and management of emergency information, ePACT also has excellent communications...

Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need
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Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need

Having an emergency kit is a critical part of any type of emergency preparedness plan. Whether you’re looking to build a kit for your home, your sports team, work or camp, here’s a quick outline of kit essentials. Must-Haves A few basic items should be included in all emergency kits. Flashlights (don’t forget the extra...

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Be safe! ePACT and The Great ShakeOut

Today, our team at ePACT Network participated in the Great ShakeOut – the world’s largest earthquake drill. And we were in good company – according to ShakeOutBC, over 730,000 British Columbians and over 25.9 million people worldwide registered to participate. The ShakeOut is a great way to learn the basics of earthquake preparedness, and practice...

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National Preparedness Month – How to Practice for an Emergency

Today marks the end of National Preparedness Month in the U.S, and what better way to end it than with America’s PrepareAthon? We encourage everyone to register for today’s PrepareAthon, which is America’s movement to stay safe during disasters. Once you’ve registered it’s time to take action. A great way to do this is by...

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Preparing for Flash Floods

Most people are familiar with the term, “flood,” but may not be aware of the dangers of flash flooding. Flooding is one of the most common hazards throughout the world, and may develop slowly, or at least with some amount of warning. Flash floods on the other hand, can occur within minutes with excessive rainfall,...

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Surviving It – Part 2 of our Interview with Jackie Kloosterboer

Last week, we introduced you to Jackie Kloosterboer and talked to her about family preparedness. Jackie has worked a number of years within the emergency preparedness industry, and is the author of “My Earthquake Preparedness Guide.” Here is part 2 of our interview with Jackie complete with her thoughts on how organizations can become better...

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Run to Safety!

Running is an increasingly popular activity to keep fit and get the blood pumping! Whether you’re a casual runner, training for a marathon, or normally run away at the thought of going for a run, we hope you will be safe while doing so. Safety must be considered in the way you run, as well...

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A Look Back at Canada’s Worst Natural Disasters

Living in Canada, we are fortunate to be in such a vast country with an incredibly varied geography. Yet, while one coast is at risk for earthquakes, the other is at risk for hurricanes. Before 1990, only three Canadian disasters exceeded $500 million. However, in the past decade alone, nine have surpassed that amount! Yesterday...

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How to Stay Safe in the Pool

Guest blog by Anita Reid. Anita is a mother of two girls from Brisbane, Australia. Working from home, Anita spends a lot of time with her girls, especially in their pool in the backyard. Anita contributes to Sociable and Spinnakr as a guest writer, and took some time to write about an important topic heading...