emergency preparedness

GET PREPARED: YOUR GUIDE TO 72-HOUR PREPAREDNESS

GET PREPARED: YOUR GUIDE TO 72-HOUR PREPAREDNESS

You can be affected by a disaster anywhere, and at any time. It is important you are prepared to look after yourself and loved ones for 72 hours following an emergency. Here is what you need to know to get yourself prepared.

DEBUNKING EARTHQUAKE MYTHS

DEBUNKING EARTHQUAKE MYTHS

Understanding how to protect yourself in an earthquake is crucial. Here we explore three common myths about earthquakes, to help you be better prepared when the ground starts to shake. Additionally, you may be surprised to find some previously common advice has now been reformed. 

EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR SCHOOLS

EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR SCHOOLS

September – the month anticipation reaches its peak for every educator. There’s a buzz of excitement in the air. But as school resumes, the fall season can also become imbedded with underlying concerns of safety from parents and colleagues, should a crisis occur.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - A WEEK IN REVIEW

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - A WEEK IN REVIEW

Emergency Preparedness Week 2016 will be remembered for the wildfires that ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta.  At the time of writing this blog post, the wildfire has surpassed over 101,000 hectares and damage costs according to Bank of Montreal could reach $9 billion for insurers. The overwhelming speed of the fire and the severe impacts it has had to the city and its residents emphasize the need to be prepared and reinforces the message of EP Week – Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.

WILDFIRES AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRES — WHAT’S YOUR BACK-UP PLAN?

WILDFIRES AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRES — WHAT’S YOUR BACK-UP PLAN?

When a system is tested against extreme circumstances, such as the unprecedented wildfires currently raging in Fort McMurray, lessons can be learned to ensure organizations and the communities they operate within, are better equipped to prepare for, respond to and recover from — emergencies.

PREPARING COASTAL BUSINESSES FOR THE BIG 3 — #1 TSUNAMI’S

PREPARING COASTAL BUSINESSES FOR THE BIG 3 — #1 TSUNAMI’S

Coastal towns are a popular tourist destination due to the picture-perfect views and stunning fiery sunsets over the ocean. Poseidon, the great Olympian god of the sea, rivers, floods and earthquakes, highlights the need to be prepared. After all, there are certain consequences faced when operating a business within the vicinity of such beauty and you never know when the earth may start to shake or the water and waves will rise. A disaster as tragic as any Greek myth may happen at any time – are you ready to combat the great Poseidon when the time comes?