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Early warning system

The early warning system utilizes shock waves produced by the earthquake   THE EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM. As part of BC Shake-Out on October 15, Dr Carlos Ventura gave a short presentation at Vancouver Public Library Central Branch about the earthquake early warning system developed at the University of British Columbia. He also talked about […]

NYT article ‘How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster’

NYT article about starting disaster preparedness in a community How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster By ALAN HENRYFEB. 15, 2018 Continue reading the main story Quotes from the article:   “Instead of going door-to-door to rally neighbors, you’ll find more success if you piggyback on existing institutions to organize people in times of need, […]

Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Spring 2017 Newsletter

Excellent newsletter, encouraging and tangible for us to follow. Listed below are a few selected parts to dive into further and let’s plan to study the whole newsletter again. Click for: Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Spring 2017 Newsletter  Seattle’s volunteer HAM radio operators are organized to support communications in the event of disasters or when the city […]

March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, BC, Canada The Provincial Health Services Authority, Disaster Psychosocial Program is presenting their inaugural conference on disaster psychosocial considerations. The conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussion including: Exchanging knowledge of informed psychosocial practise in disaster response and recovery Training and […]

Dr. Dan Bilsker on psychological safety in disasters

Considerable progress has been made in enhancing the physical safety of emergency responders, but a new call has emerged to better protect their psychological safety. This reflects an increasing awareness of the relationship between psychological hazards such as critical incidents or bullying, and disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. This talk will […]

City of Vancouver Community Disaster Support Hubs

The City of Vancouver is developing Community Disaster Support Hubs with a plan to install the across the city by the fall of 2015 For more information on how you can prepare yourself, please visit the City’s emergency management website, and http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/public-safety.aspx Notes from Talk Vancouver: ” Vancouver is at risk of experiencing a major earthquake. As part […]