House fires are what I call the ‘everyday disaster.’ According to SGI Canada: “There are about 24,000 house fires each year in Canada, resulting in an average of 377 deaths and 3,048 injuries.” That’s more than 65 fires a day.If you’ve ever been to one of our workshops then you have probably heard me talk about my friend Neil. Neil
We hear a lot about the next Megathrust Earthquake, or ‘Big One’ that BC is due to experience. There is a 1 in 4 chance that we’ll experience a major earthquake in the next 50 years, and a 1 in 10 chance that it will be a megathrust (usually a magnitude 9+). If that were a lottery, most people would
Summer is my favourite season. Blue skies, barbeques, sun-naps, swimming, camping, and hiking make it an ideal time to get outside and have some fun. With all these summer-specific activities comes unique risks that are uncommon in colder weather.Today we’ll look at 7 Summer Safety Hazards as described by Doctor Ryan Stanton. These are the top injuries and ailments that
You're visiting Total Prepare, so there's a pretty good chance that you are already prepared, or are thinking about preparedness seriously. But do you ever look around at your family and friends and wonder why no one else seems to be ready? Steven Eberlein did, and lucky for us he's written and performed a TEDx talk on the subject! Having spent a
Canada is renowned worldwide for many things: maple syrup, endless forests, crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, hockey, and poutine. But one thing stands above the rest in making Canada a stand-out nation and popular tourist spot, despite our weather. I am, of course, talking about our diverse and populous wildlife.For most of day to day life, an average person is
If you’re tired of being asked ‘what do you want for Christmas?’ from every angle you’re not alone. Especially if you don’t know the answer! It’s great that family and friends want to show you they care with gifts, but every now and again, for me at least, the endless question can feel like pestering.Of course, it’s just as (if
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!
The BackstoryIf you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ll know that we dove a bit deeper into the aftermath situation of the January tsunami warning that was triggered all down Canada’s West coast by an early morning earthquake in Alaska. Specifically, in our last couple of posts, we’ve been talking about alert systems—where they’re useful and where they need to