Tag: supplies

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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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Create a Pawesome Pet Evacuation Plan!

Making a decision on whether or not to evacuate can be a struggle for many. If a big storm was headed in your direction, would you pack up and leave? It’s not always an easy answer. Some may want to leave, but not have anywhere to go or a way to get there. Others choose...

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Post-Christmas Safety

The holiday season has come to an end once again, and as always, it’s time to take down the tree and lights, and store everything for next December. Sure, taking down Christmas decorations is not nearly as enjoyable as putting them up, but it remains important to take them down and store them safely. Whether...

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Snow and Storm Preparedness

Whether you love to play in the snow or prefer watching it fall from the warmth of your home, snowy conditions and storms can pose problems if you aren’t properly prepared. We’ve seen some record snowfalls in the past couple of weeks, from snow falling in Cairo, Egypt for the first time in a century,...

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National Home Fire Safety Week – Fire Prevention Tools

This week we’re focusing on home fire safety in honor of National Fire Safety Week in Canada! In 2012, home structure fires caused 83% of civilian fire deaths, and 78% of civilian fire injuries in the United States. And to put it into perspective, every 85 seconds, there is at least one home structure fire...

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ShakeOut Emergency Preparedness Over the Year

The ePACT team participated in our first ever ShakeOut earthquake drill last year. We had a great time practicing the drill in our office, and then visiting Larson Elementary to help the school administration team with their own drill and emergency release. On the day of the ShakeOut our team felt great knowing that we...

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Storing Water for Emergency Preparedness

Humans and animals cannot survive without water, yet it’s one of the most often forgotten items when putting together an emergency preparedness kit. In the event of a disaster, fresh clean water could be very hard to come by, either because of a shortage or contamination issue. Because of this, be sure to have an...

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Family Day Preparedness Step 5: Review Your Plan

Steps to Family Preparedness on Family Day Step 5: Review Your Plan If you’ve followed our last four blog posts, then great! You probably feel as prepared as you could ever be. Yet, there’s one more crucial step to complete: reviewing your plan. This means practicing your evacuation plan by doing drills, following up with...

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Emergency Kits for those with Special Needs

Families with special needs members, infants and pets face extra challenges in dealing with emergencies as these groups can require unique supplies, resources and accessible transportation that is often unavailable during an emergency. Because of this, it is extremely important to make specific plans for these groups, especially when it comes to custom emergency kits....