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Saanich Emergency Program – Emergency Preparedness Sessions

This winter/spring the Saanich Emergency Program will be hosting in-person emergency preparedness presentations, a speaker series and volunteer information sessions to learn more about joining our volunteer team. Register early to reserve a spot. More information, full schedule and details on how to sign up can be found here.

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Fall 2022 – Upcoming Saanich Emergency Program Events

Saanich has shared this information with the CBRA: The Saanich Emergency Program will be hosting a variety of free presentations this fall. Presentations include: Preparedness 100: Emergency Preparedness Speaker SeriesPreparedness 101: Emergency Preparedness Begins with You and Volunteer Information Sessions. Additional information can be found on Saanich's website here and in the downloadable PDF below. Saanich-Emergency-Program-Fall-2022-Programs-PosterDownload

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Saanich Emergency Program – Emergency Preparedness Sessions

The Saanich Emergency Program offers 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. A number… Continue reading Saanich Emergency Program – Emergency Preparedness Sessions

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Tsunami information guide published by Saanich

The District of Saanich, in collaboration with the Capital Region Emergency Programs, has published a handy PDF guide on preparing for tsunamis, including detailed maps of the hazard zones. Tsunamis are rare, but dangerous. Possible causes include: Sudden movements on the sea floor Earthquakes Underwater landslides Land slumping into the ocean Large volcanic eruptions Meteorite… Continue reading Tsunami information guide published by Saanich

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Upcoming Emergency Prep education & volunteering

The Saanich Emergency Program is providing 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. Register… 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 earthquake Michelle Petrusevich, Public Safety Manager Monday, April 1, 2019, 7- 8:00 p.m. At: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way Register for course #21764 at 250-475-7100 A major… 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… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness sessions at Saanich rec centres