It has been a while since we brought you our end of week round up of news and events on the world wide web related to emergency preparedness. This week brings us a short column on the use of reminders to employees to "don't make yourself the first victim". A suspected Ebola patient is being treated in Boston and finally
A big part of being prepared in the event of an earthquake is practicing what to do when one happens. The recent ‘Great Shakeout’ of October 17th was, by all accounts, a success. Approximately 700,000 B.C. residents and more than 24 million people worldwide took place in this important drill. According to experts, the best way to minimize injury and reduce
Calgary continues to be in the news as the massive cleanup from the recent flooding carries on unabated. Our next stop is in NYC and we conclude with tips for small businesses. As Calgarians and their southern Alberta neighbours continue to recover from the recent flooding, the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association have come on record to slam the federal government for
It is a good Friday afternoon in Victoria, but our fellow Canadians in Calgary and the surrounding area's are having a time of it. We will check in there first during this weeks Round Up. Heavy rains in southern Alberta force mandatory evacuations in areas of Calgary and surroundings. With the torrential rains causing massive flooding in Alberta, highways are
After the tornado that ripped through Moore OK causing widespread damage and numerous deaths, we have hurricane season fast approaching. Depending on who you are listening to or reading, this could be another severe 6 months of weather related disasters. Scientists warn U.S., Canada of major Atlantic hurricanes in 2013. U.S. and Canadian climate scientists are predicting another banner season
Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada runs from May 5-11 and today's Round Up looks country wide at preparations. We start off in New Brunswick, make a stop in Ottawa, skip across to Calgary and finish in our hometown of Victoria BC. The Sackville Tribune Post from New Brunswick runs the following article titled NB preparing for Emergency Preparedness Week. "New Brunswickers should
This Friday as Emergency Preparedness Week nears in Canada, we look at a few interesting tidbits from around the world wide web. Starting with the U of Michigan being invaded by Zombies, moving on to FEMA and their message for getting kids involved in preparedness planning and finishing with a tornado in Ontario. You can learn a lot from a Zombie.
Three news stories from around the web to share with you today. Starting off with a great post in preparation of the Great Utah ShakeOut: If disaster strikes while you're at work. Face it: If you work outside the home, a third or more of your life is spent at work. That means there’s a decent chance that disaster will strike