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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

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Saanich Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m., Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way Notice 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… Continue reading Saanich Emergency Preparedness Presentation

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CBC Emergency Podcast: “Fault Lines”

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… Continue reading CBC Emergency Podcast: “Fault Lines”