Tag: emergency preparedness

  • Lessons from the Fort McMurray Fire

    Ironically, in light of the disastrous fire in the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray, the first week of May is officially known as Emergency Preparedness Week. The people of Fort McMurray are living a disaster right now as a massive wild fire consumes their homes and city. There are two important lessons that I…

  • Emergency Preparedness¬†

    One of the most important things to have on hand in case of an emergency situation that leads to a power failure is ready to eat food.     My favourite item for this is Chef  Boyardee ravioli. Another food item that you can have on hand for emergency situations is canned beans.  Sure these foods…

  • Emergency Preparedness Week

    In light of the major earthquake that has recently devastated so much of Nepal, this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week is a good time to think about what your life would be like in the event of a major earthquake. During this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from¬†May 3rd to 9th, the Cities of Coquitlam…