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Upcoming Emergency Prep education & volunteering

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATIONSThe Saanich Emergency Program o ers emergency preparedness sessions for residents of Saanich.These sessions will teach you how to plan and prepare to support yourself and your loved ones for at least seven days after an event impacts our community. Each household participating will receive a free workbook to help with emergency planning.… Continue reading Upcoming Emergency Prep education & volunteering

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Saanich launches series of Emergency Prep. talks

The District of Saanich is launching two talks on Emergency Preparedness, on various dates: 1. Energy safety and provide tips on how to prepare for an earthquakeMichelle Petrusevich, Public Safety ManagerMonday, April 1, 2019, 7- 8:00 p.m.At: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick WayRegister for course #21764 at 250-475-7100A major emergency or disaster could disrupt utilities… Continue reading Saanich launches series of Emergency Prep. talks

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Tsunami warning issued—and lifted—over night

Bill Dancer, head of the Cadboro Bay Emergency Task Force, advises: There was a Tsunami warning issued early this morning for Vancouver Island and other coastal areas following a 7+ quake in the Gulf of Alaska. I was called at 4:30 AM by Saanich Emergency Preparedness to go to Gordon Head Rec. Centre where a “warming centre”… Continue reading Tsunami warning issued—and lifted—over night

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Emergency Preparedness sessions at Saanich rec centres

The Saanich Emergency Program (SEP) at the District of Saanich is holding a series  of family and individual emergency preparedness sessions at Saanich recreation centres this winter. See the listing PDF for dates, times and venues.These sessions are delivered by SEP volunteers and are free, with a view to helping as many residents as possible to… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness sessions at Saanich rec centres

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Saanich Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Tuesday, February 21, 20177:00-8:30 p.m., Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick WayNotice from Saanich Emergency Program: When disaster strikes, your chances of staying safe, healthy and comfortable are much better if you are prepared. This one-hour presentation offers the information you need to prepare yourself and your family to survive on your own for up to 7 days after… Continue reading Saanich Emergency Preparedness Presentation

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5-part CBC Emergency Prep podcast starts Oct 11

Chad Pacholik, Emergency Program Specialist of the Saanich Emergency Program and Fire Department, has asked us to advise our residents: Please note that these CBC podcasts will be aired on October 11 (not December 11 as stated in previous email).On October 11, the CBC will start a 5-part podcast series about earthquakes and emergency preparedness and… Continue reading 5-part CBC Emergency Prep podcast starts Oct 11

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Saanich Emergency Program Volunteer Information Session

Notice from the Saanich Emergency Program: VOLUNTEER WITH US Are you interested in emergency preparedness and helping your community? We are looking for individuals to volunteer with the Saanich Emergency Program. Enhance your own preparedness and learn skills to assist others during an emergency or disaster. We are recruiting for positions in Emergency Social Services and… Continue reading Saanich Emergency Program Volunteer Information Session

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Saanich: Free Emergency Preparedness Presentations

When disaster strikes, your chances of staying safe, healthy and comfortable are much better if you are prepared. This 90–minute presentation offers the information you need to prepare yourself and your family to survive on your own for up to 7 days after any type of disaster. Each household participating in the presentation will receive… Continue reading Saanich: Free Emergency Preparedness Presentations