Emergency Preparedness Week: Are You Prepared?

Red Cross Talks

It has certainly been a busy spring for the Canadian Red Cross and its team of dedicated volunteers. In the past few months, we have responded to Hurricane Sandy, ice storms in Ontario, flooding in Ontario, and personal disasters like house fires and power outages. With volunteers on standby in Manitoba due to the potential for severe flooding and Atlantic Canada bracing for hurricanes, it doesn’t look like our work will be slowing down any time soon either! All of these recent events have really reminded us of the need for families to be prepared for these types of local emergencies and disasters that could affect any Canadian communities.

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Knowledge + plans + build a kit = Preparedness!

This is the theme of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 2013 to bring awareness and encourage Canadians to know the risks in their community. We want Canadians to know the risks, make a plan, get an emergency kit…

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About Tony Howarth

Tony is a First Aid & CPR Instructor Trainer with Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services and the company founder. Tony started with the British Red Cross in 1994. Has acted as first aid attendant for hundreds of events & treated many hundreds of people as a result. He is experienced in training a wide range of courses. He previously worked as an ambulance attendant with the British Red Cross. He is now in BC as a first aid instructor, and an instructor trainer (one who trains others to become instructors) Finally, Tony works at UBC Hospital as a pharmacist when not busy training safety
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One Response to Emergency Preparedness Week: Are You Prepared?

  1. It has certainly been a busy spring for the Canadian Red Cross and its team of dedicated volunteers. In the past few months, we have responded to Hurricane Sandy, ice storms in Ontario, flooding in Ontario, and personal disasters like house fires and power outages. With volunteers on standby in Manitoba due to the potential for severe flooding and Atlantic Canada bracing for hurricanes, it doesn’t look like our work will be slowing down any time soon either! All of these recent events have really reminded us of the need for families to be prepared for these types of local emergencies and disasters that could affect any Canadian communities.

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