As we move into August we cast our gaze south of the border where droughts and wildfires are on the news every night. It brings up serious questions about both emergency management and long term preparedness. We will start our Friday look at the fire situation in Oklahoma brought about by the severe drought, move on to a new Hurricane
Good Friday to you! This week cast our gaze further afar, outside of our continent of North America to see how the rest of the world is coping with their emergency preparedness and emergency response to natural disasters and some not so natural.We start our journey in Africa in Dadaab, eastern Kenya, which is home to the largest refugee complex in the world with a
Emergency preparedness is of the utmost importance. You may have batteries and flashlights stashed aside for when the power goes out, but what about food? There have been a lot of power outages across Canada due to the storms. Just recently over 1 million people along the east coast were without power.You need an emergency food supply to be able
Good Friday, I am pleased to bring you up to date on this weeks happenings in emergency preparedness. A few things caught my eye this week that I think should be shared. The first article is on trying to encourage and bring in younger people to emergency response. The second is another drill that allowed a city to focus
On a rather soggy Friday morning, I sit at my keyboard to update you on this past weeks comings and goings in the emergency preparedness world. Three morsels for you to chew on today. The first on sports facilities, the second on tests and drill and finally we wrap with our heads in the Cloud.If you were at home or
When a storm hits, you can never be too sure of whether you will have power. If you don’t have power, you will soon lose the ability to draw water from its source as well. This will pose a problem for drinking cooking and bathing. Having an emergency water supply is one of the most important things you need to
Storing food for emergencies isn’t difficult as you might think. Most of your decisions will come down to price, availability and food preferences – there is a survival food plan of action for just about everyone.Many survivalists buy MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat. These are a good option as they provide about 2,000 calories per meal plus essential vitamins.
Greetings on a sunny Friday in July! As much as Emergency Preparedness is a subject that requires a sober, balanced, well thought out approach, there are also humourous ways to look at it. Our first link is to an audio click from The Onion, from there we move on to Emergency Preparedness for Boomers and we conclude with another humorous bit called