Working in the emergency preparedness industry allows us to meet people and preppers from all over the country and all walks of life. We equip civilians, government, schools, hospitals, and corporations with supplies to take on a wide variety of potential threats. About once a month we get a call that surprises us and introduces us to yet another facet
Have you been camping yet this summer? May long weekend is often the perfect first weekend of camping in the summer. Then it’s easy for June and July to get away from us and suddenly it’s August and we’re already trying not to think about the fall!So, since it’s August, we hope that some of you out there are considering
Shelter in Place Many people hear the word ‘emergency’ and immediately assume evacuation, but according to first responders and emergency preparedness specialists evacuation is rarely the best route. Unless instructed to do otherwise, or there is obvious threat to your property (an incoming fire or tsunami for example) then stay home! It’s where all your good stuff is. Reception centers, roadways, and
Total Prepare is on the air! Alison Stewart, the manager of Total Prepare, gave an interview on CFAX radio about earthquake safety and supplies. Joining Alison on the air is Mike Ursel of Quake Safe to tell us all about securing our homes, businesses, and other buildings for a major seismic event. Click below to listen in!
What Happened?In our previous blog post, we shared a breakdown on the January tsunami warning that occurred up and down the West Coast of British Columbia. Some communities were more prepared than others—but for every community, it was an important reminder to review the warning and communication systems in place and fill in the gaps that were brought to
As home to Canada’s capital city, the province of Ontario might be looked to by some as a community that should have its act together in the emergency preparedness sector.If you’ve read some of our most recent posts, you’ve read about AlertReady, Canada’s new nation wide public alerting system. Testing is starting this May! In Ontario and Quebec, residents will
As it is every year, Emergency Preparedness Week will be recognized across Canada from May 7 to May 13. This year, the theme is plan, prepare and be aware!You can be aware, prepare and plan by keeping up to date on the current conditions in your area, such as the weather.Another part of being aware is spreading the word! If
Although lightning storms are not common in Victoria BC, where our showroom is located, lightning flashes occur about 2.34 million times every year in Canada! While the number of deaths incurred by lightning strikes is relatively low (approximately 10 people per year), they seriously injure 100-150 people and ignite 4,000 forest fires each year.A bolt of lightning can deliver as