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
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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
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
It has become blatantly obvious to me that I am falling behind in my quest to read a book per week. So, I've decided to take the week out of the title and just stick with the book...feels more productive that way! Today's book is a delightful romp through the ways in which the electrical … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11
Like many people, I'm participating in Earth Hour tonight. I'm sitting in the dark as I write this, doing my token bit to chip in. And, I really do mean token bit. There are no grand gestures here. The device that I'm writing this on will still consume just as much energy when I plug … Continue reading Earth…Hour?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of my core beliefs is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right...the first time. As a result, I sometimes struggle with my self-imposed deadlines for having posts up, as I talked about in an earlier post. I'm not a believer in posting just for the … Continue reading High Quality
An awesome thing happened this past Saturday night, for the first time in history an NHL game was broadcast in an aboriginal language. The National Hockey League teamed up with aboriginal broadcaster APTN to deliver both play-by-play and colour commentary in Plains Cree. While I am a male of European heritage, I live in Treaty … Continue reading Inclusive Languages
It would be really easy for me to only post the really good stuff on here. I could rave about work that I'm doing, upcoming events, plans, programs, and all sorts of stuff. But that wouldn't be honest. And that's not the way I do things. When I started in emergency services years ago, I … Continue reading Sunday Night Life
When each day is a struggle to merely do the basics required of us as people, there is no capacity to take on the challenges posed by a disaster or major emergency.