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Aug 22, 2019  Be Emergency Ready! 

Join us this month with Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, a specialist in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management, as she asks: Are you ready?

In today’s changing world, managing risk is critical to the preparedness of individuals, businesses and communities. From natural disasters to terrorism we must all understand our role, and the role of local government to both prepare for and respond to emergency situations.What is an emergency plan? What should you pack in your Grab n’ Go bag? How can you safeguard your family when travelling? Be prepared, not scared and learn how to disaster-proof your life!

Take Aways:

  • It happened to me! Tales from the front line
  • What is emergency readiness and why it matters for individuals and community
  • Who is responsible?
  • Hazard identification for the Vancouver Island Region
  • Key components of an Emergency Kit and Family Reunification Plan
  • What to prepare when you travel and where to get help while away
  • Where to go for start and go for help? (Additional resources)

About Jenn Houtby-Ferguson:

A seasoned marketing and communications professional, Jenn Houtby-Ferguson is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Also-known-as Madam Disaster, Jenn is ready to help businesses and individuals be ready before disaster strikes. A sessional instructor at Vancouver Island University, Jenn recently started a doctorate at Royal Roads University and trains groups throughout North America on risk management and emergency preparedness.

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