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Lessons Learned for Businesses from the "Windstorm on Steroids"

Lessons Learned for Businesses from the "Windstorm on Steroids"

It's hard to think about preparing for disasters and emergencies on nice, sunny spring days right before the May Long weekend.  However, Mother Nature is quick to wreak havoc and the weather can change quickly.  Flash floods happen in an instant and many areas have already experienced forest fires this spring. The massive windstorm experienced by the residents of Vancouver Island right before Christmas demonstrated to us that even when we're preparing to spend holiday time with family and friends, we might find ourselves in the middle of a disaster.  (For a reminder of the pre-Christmas 2018 "windstorm on steroids",...

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Know Your Hazards.  Make A Plan.  Get Your F.A.S.T. Emergency Kit!

Know Your Hazards.  Make A Plan.  Get Your F.A.S.T. Emergency Kit!

Did you receive the Alert Ready test yesterday?  The media has been busy encouraging people to get ready.  Our General Manager, Carmen Ewles, was asked by News1130 what people need to do to get prepared.  Check out the article here!  The Delta-Optimist also featured F.A.S.T.'s products in today's article on preparedness. If you need to get a kit for your family, now is the time!  If you already have an emergency kit - that's great.  When you need to replace the expired items (such as emergency food and water rations) we have replacement modules available too.During Emergency Preparedness Week, use the discount code...

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Happy Earth Day! Q&A - F.A.S.T. Emergency Food & Water Rations

Happy Earth Day!  Q&A - F.A.S.T. Emergency Food & Water Rations

In honour of Earth Day, we would like to answer some common questions regarding F.A.S.T.'s emergency food and water rations. Q:  Where are F.A.S.T.'s emergency food and water rations made? A:  We are thrilled to report that F.A.S.T.'s food and water rations are made in Delta, British Columbia, Canada!  We are the only company in Canada to manufacture the rations to Transport Canada certification.  Therefore, purchasing F.A.S.T.'s rations is a very "green" thing to do because they don't have to be transported from offshore or the United States. Q:  How long do the rations last? A:  The emergency food and water...

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Tsunami Preparedness Week is April 8 - 14!

Tsunami Preparedness Week is April 8 - 14!

Did you know that April 8 - 14 is Tsunami Preparedness Week in British Columbia?  For those living on the west coast of Canada, it is important to know what to do if there is a tsunami.  The British Columbia government has lots of great tips at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019PSSG0033-000593.  Check it out!

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Show Your Valentine Some Love with the Gift of Preparedness

Show Your Valentine Some Love with the Gift of Preparedness

With Valentine's Day coming up on Thursday, February 14, our thoughts turn to how to look after our loved ones, especially during winter storms with strong winds, snow/heavy rain and power outages.  The City of Nanaimo has put together some great resources to help us prepare our families for any type of disaster.  Check out the link here: Preparedness tips from the City of Nanaimo. Preparedness doesn't have to be complicated.  Sometimes sifting through the lists of things you need in your preparedness kit can seem overwhelming and complicated.  Keep things simple by focusing on having: rescue items a first aid kit...

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