Emergency Preparedness tips from the experts

In this informative and timely interview, we delve into the critical topic of emergency preparedness during the scorching summer months. As temperatures rise and heat waves become more frequent and intense, it’s crucial to equip yourself with the knowledge and resources needed to stay safe and protect your loved ones. Join us as we sit down with leading emergency preparedness experts Cory Hansen, Emergency Management Coordinator, City of New Westminster, and Jeff Gill, Acting Deputy Fire Chief, City of New Westminster who have years of experience in disaster response and prevention. They will share invaluable insights and practical tips to help you navigate potential emergencies, whether you’re at home, outdoors, or on vacation Also in the interview is Noel Pio Roda, Support Services Program Coordinator of Seniors Services Society of BC. During our discussion, we’ll explore a wide range of topics, including

1️⃣ Understanding the risks: Learn about the specific hazards associated with summer and heat, such as heatstroke, dehydration, and power outages. Discover the signs to watch out for and how to mitigate these risks effectively.

2️⃣ Creating an emergency plan: Gain expert advice on developing a comprehensive emergency plan tailored to the summer season. Discover the essential items to include in your emergency kit, as well as the importance of communication and evacuation strategies.

3️⃣ Beating the heat at home: Explore practical measures to keep your home cool and comfortable during heat waves. From efficient ventilation techniques to using shade and insulation, discover how to create a safe haven from extreme temperatures.

4️⃣ Staying safe outdoors: Whether you’re planning a hike, a beach day, or a camping trip, you’ll learn essential safety measures for outdoor activities in the summer. Our expert will share tips on sun protection, hydration, and recognizing the signs of heat-related illnesses.

5️⃣ Protecting vulnerable populations: Discover the unique challenges faced by elderly individuals, young children, and those with medical conditions during hot weather. Gain insights into how to ensure their safety and well-being during summer emergencies. Don’t miss this insightful interview that equips you with the knowledge and tools to stay prepared during the summer heat. Subscribe to our channel and join us for this essential conversation on emergency preparedness. Together, let’s beat the heat and stay safe this summer!

Fridays with Seniors is presented to you by the Seniors Services Society of BC.

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