This annual, national event aims to increase awareness about individual and family emergency preparedness. Governments, first responders, private industry, universities and non-governmental organizations all plan activities for Emergency Preparedness Week.
Do you have a plan at home? By being prepared at home you reduce the risks and lessen the consequences of a disaster. You have probably heard that you should plan to be self-sufficient for 72 hours; and should stockpile some water, food and first aid supplies.
If you’ve been putting this off, this is the week to take action.
If you haven't yet voted on our current poll about mandatory recycling in Vancouver, take a sec to do so. It'd be great if you'd direct your friends and family to the poll too, we plan to collect as many votes as we can and then present the results to City Hall. Oh and read this funny post by the 'recycling bitch'
Basic kit courtesy of the government of Canada You may have some of these items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark?