Emergency Preparedness

Emergency kit items. (Stock photo)

Majority of British Columbians have poor emergency preparedness: poll

Less than 25 per cent of British Columbians have an emergency kit and plan

 

Members of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s emergency operations centre participate in five days of training at the end of June 2021. The training was paid for with a grant from provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER ZENNER, EOC)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EOC receives almost $39K for training, equipment

Off-site mobile emergency operations equipment was purchased and training set up

 

(Black Press Media)

Emergency alert test an ‘accidental re-broadcast’ of last week’s, B.C. says

Province says alert was sent out due to human error

 

The Alberni Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre is located around the corner and below the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni marks Emergency Preparedness Week from May 3-8

Alberni Valley Emergency Program will educate residents about preparing for emergencies

The Alberni Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre is located around the corner and below the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Alberni Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre is located around the corner and below the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District tests new mobile alert system

Residents can still sign up for free Voyent Alert! emergency messaging

The Alberni Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre is located around the corner and below the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo

North Island 911 looks to change how they get funding

Three options to be decided upon in early 2021

The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo
Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)

Great BC ShakeOut takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime

Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)
A four-year-old child was injured after falling out of a window in Surrey in September 2019 – one of 14 high-fall incidents in B.C. that year. (Shane MacKichan photos)

Child, 3, falls from window in Burnaby, sparking warning from BC Children’s Hospital

Fasten windows and lock balconies are just a few of the suggested safety measures

A four-year-old child was injured after falling out of a window in Surrey in September 2019 – one of 14 high-fall incidents in B.C. that year. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Heather Zenner from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has been hired as protective services manager. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District hires for emergency preparedness

Heather Zenner, Charlie Starratt take on new roles

Heather Zenner from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has been hired as protective services manager. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Lack of communication deemed a hole in ACRD’s emergency planning

ACRD hears six recommendations from researcher to improve emergency messaging

(AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)
The District of Ucluelet will be testing a pilot tsunami siren system in different locations on May 9 at the following times: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (District of Ucluelet Photo)

Tsunami siren testing in Ucluelet on Wednesday, May 9 from 1-3 p.m.

— Residents are encouraged to complete a survey with feedback following the test

The District of Ucluelet will be testing a pilot tsunami siren system in different locations on May 9 at the following times: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (District of Ucluelet Photo)