Lessons Learned In January 2018, an evacuation order was issued to the BC towns of Bella Coola and Bella Bella due to a tsunami warning. The evacuation process took longer than expected, but the communities coordinated to evacuate the population, including hospital patients. Although the evacuation order was lifted just a few hours later, the event identified the need for robust
When you open a business, you are embarking on a large-scale investment. You supply money, time, and resources (not to mention blood, sweat, and tears) in the hopes that they will pay dividends. The trick is to maximize the return you want to see – whether that return is pure profit, bettering the community, or spreading an idea or service.
Being prepared for an emergency is crucial to personal and community well-being. Despite this, even known earthquake zones see less than half of the population actually readying themselves for potential disaster. Here at Total Prepare we understand that getting yourself in the proper headspace for gathering supplies can be a difficult task. After all no one wants to spend money
The good news is that your company is ready to create a Strategic Emergency Management Plan (SEMP). The less-amazing news is that these plans can be daunting, especially for those new to the industry. The super news is that Total Prepare is here to help! Businesses, especially large corporations, will often require a document or binder outlining all the aspects of
Disclaimer: This article contains subject matter that may cause distress to some readers. Canada is peaceful. We apologize. We open doors for people. We say ‘hi’ to strangers. Niceness is part of our cultural identity – or at least our stereotype. So why am I writing about horrible things that happen in other places, to other people? Because Canada is far from
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to take on the task of emergency preparedness. Total Prepare wants to alleviate as much of that uncertainty and stress as we can! If we can make your personal or corporate preparedness simple, straight forward, and efficient, we've done our jobs perfectly. If you're in Victoria or Vancouver BC, we have additional in-person services that you
Corporate preparedness is one of Total Prepare's biggest strengths. We understand that organizations have many moving parts, valuable assets, and budgets to consider and we work with companies big and small to help them get prepared. In this article we'll be discussing just how that's done. We'll cover creating a plan, establishing supplies, and organizing regular drills. Together, we'll hone
Did you know that you can buy yourself rescue insurance? If you’re someone who has tendencies toward adventure (and we mean that as a good thing!) you might want to consider padding your preparations with insurance. After all, the skilled Argentine climber Natalia Martinez did everything right to be adequately prepared for her venture up Mount Logan in Yukon, but still