Building Resiliency

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com If you've ever studied building construction, bridge construction, or just about anything else that is manufactured today you will be familiar with the concept of trusses. These are building components that consist of interconnected parts that work together to form one cohesive part of the building. Most commonly you … Continue reading Building Resiliency

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The Foundation of Resilience

At the end of the day, resilience is built upon people who are happy and healthy, so I have one final task for you today. Go and spend the day with the people you love, doing the things you love. Build relationships, make memories, and lean into each other as you work to become more … Continue reading The Foundation of Resilience

What Are You Waiting For? THIS Is your Invitation

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com So many people think that they don't have the time to make an emergency plan, and they would all be wrong! It doesn't take forever, heck you can do it in less time than it takes to watch an episode of, well, anything! So, instead of reading a lengthy post, … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? THIS Is your Invitation

The Resilience Brief

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We are all pressed for time these days. Many of us are working more than one job while still trying to juggle family, friends, and other relationships.  Not to mention trying to find time for looking after yourself. When it comes to doing things to build resilience against disasters and … Continue reading The Resilience Brief

Disasters and Technology

This post has been adapted from one provided free of charge by the Government of Canada and Public Safety Canada via GetPrepared.ca Using Technology During a Disaster Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. … Continue reading Disasters and Technology

One Simple Thing YOU Can do RIGHT NOW to Increase your Resilience

TL;DR Version: Use Coupon Code EPWK19 to save 10% in my store at http://www.firstaidresilience.com all this week. And it won't cost you a fortune... All you have to do is get yourself a First Aid Kit. That's right...a simple, basic first aid kit that you can keep around the house. How exactly does this increase … Continue reading One Simple Thing YOU Can do RIGHT NOW to Increase your Resilience

Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Week 2019

Here in Canada, the first full week of May is celebrated as Emergency Preparedness Week. While I have my own big news coming on Tuesday to help you with your preparedness and resilience, there are lots of other resources out there to help you with getting ready for an emergency! Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on … Continue reading Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Week 2019

Consistency is Key

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Pexels.com No, not that kind. Well...yes, consistency is incredibly important for pasta, and baking in general, but that's not the consistency I'm talking about. The consistency I'm talking about is the discipline to do the important things day after day, no matter how mundane and repetitive they feel. More importantly … Continue reading Consistency is Key

3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Photo by the Associated Press The world watched in sorrow as the historic and beautiful Notre Dame-de-Paris cathedral went up in flames on Monday. I had the opportunity to visit 20 years ago while on an exchange with a number of high school classmates. A highlight of that trip will always be my classmates singing … Continue reading 3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Bomb Cyclone – Round 2

The areas of the US that were amongst the hardest hit in the "Bomb Cyclone" a few weeks ago are now in the line of fire for another major storm that is expected to set records for both snowfall and barometric pressure. This area of the world has already experienced major flooding from the weather … Continue reading Bomb Cyclone – Round 2