Archive List for Planning

Heat warning: how to prevent heat-related illness

Heat warning: severe heat could cause heat-related illness Record-braking heat wave hit large areas of west coast in the summer 2021.  Extensive exposure to extreme heat can result in serious medical conditions such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A heat warning is in effect in many parts of BC. Make sure to stay hydrated, and spend time in […]

Wildfire Smoke and Health Risks

Wildfire season: from early April to late October Smoky condition from wildfire is more and more common in the recent years.  As wildfire burns through forests and grasslands, it produces dense smoke that can be a major source of toxic air pollutants.  Smoky conditions are persisting in some parts of #BC, which can impact air […]

“Evacuation Alert” and “Evacuation Order”: What is the difference?

Provincial State of Emergency in BC B.C. has declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2021 to support the provincewide response to ongoing wildfire situation, so you may have heard news about evacuation alerts and evacuation orders such as below. Emergency Info BC shows 2021 Wildfire information as of July 24, 2021 at 7:00 […]

Emergency Preparedness Week Challenge 2021: This is what I do at home!

Reminder: Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere It’s Emergency Preparedness Week and this is a great opportunity to review our preparedness.   Here are some of preparedness ideas that I use/do at home. Emergency Household Kit and Grab-and-Go Bag Securing furniture Placing anti/non-slip sheet under fragile items My Case         – Location: Vancouver, BC […]

Public Emergency Alert Test is scheduled on May 5, 2021

Make yourself familiarize the alert Public Safety Canada had announced that they are planning emergency alert tests in May 5th in most provinces and territories over TV, radio, and mobile devices.  Only authorized government agencies can issue alert to widely notify Canadians critical or potentially life-saving alerts so you can take preventative/appropriate actions to protect […]

9 MUST items seniors recommend that you will need during an emergency!

Safetyip would like to feature voices from seniors who had experienced various disasters in Japan, focusing on the useful items that they used during and after an emergency.  Let’s listen to the reasons why those items were useful.  Those advices can help you reviewing your own list when preparing the emergency kit. 1. Medication “Medication […]

What is the BEST life-saving decision?

Is your knowledge up-to-date?    WARNAING!  Overconfidence from your past experiences and knowledge could put you in danger in the event of a disaster.  Continuous effort to update yourself with repeated trainings will increase your chance for survival. Train yourself and expect “unexpected” There are many books and online information available in public but we […]