Ready for an Emergency?
Date posted: May 8, 2018
This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and all Canadians are encouraged to take steps to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face.
The BC Government has produced a variety of emergency preparedness resources including:
- PreparedBC: Household Preparedness Guide
- In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide
- Preparedness for People with Disabilities
- Master of Disaster – learning resources
- Emergency Mommy – family disaster readiness
- Zombie Preparedness – “If you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for a disaster.”
- PreparedBC videos
Did you know that the Decoda Library has an Earthquake Preparedness Unit you can borrow? Designed for students at Canadian Language Benchmarks 4 and 5, this resource includes four core lessons, four follow-up activities, a teacher’s manual with teaching aids, and a backpack-style emergency kit. To borrow this, email email@example.com.