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Personal Emergency Preparedness

We're all seeing the hashtags on social media right now.  British Columbia is flooding.  New Brunswick did experience a catastrophic flood already this year and is now in the process of recovering.  Alberta is preparing for possible flooding.  Forest fires are already starting.  There's an active volcano erupting on the Big Island of Hawai'i.  The climate is changing.  Weather patterns are unpredictable.  What you can predict is the need to be prepared.  You can't rely on the government or the military.  Friends, family and neighbours rely on each other. News1130 recently interviewed F.A.S.T.'s general manager.  Check out the article here www.news1130.com/2018/05/13/time-build-emergency-kit-bc-deals-floods-fires/. ...

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Prepare for Back-to-School with an Emergency Kit

Prepare for Back-to-School with an Emergency Kit

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to make sure you know your school’s plans for keeping students safe during an emergency and then talking to your child about those plans. Right now, we are encouraging students and parents to get prepared for the start of their school year with 15% off our entire School Emergency Kit collection using code BTS2017.   Helpful emergency preparedness tips for parents: Prepare your children with an emergency kit. Find out where children will be taken in the event of an evacuation during school hours. Make sure your current emergency...

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As Canada turns 150, F.A.S.T. heads in to 30!

As Canada turns 150, F.A.S.T. heads in to 30!

As a 100% Canadian owned and operated manufacturer, we are delighted to be sharing this notable birthday with our home and native land. 2017-2018 marks F.A.S.T.'s 30th year as the largest custom emergency management and safety solution provider in Canada. F.A.S.T. first began operations in 1988 with two women, N.J. (Dee) Miller and Janice Turnbull, assembling soft-pack custom first aid kits while partnering with Clover Valley Industries. Through extensive growth, we now operate out of our very own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Delta, BC. We would like to thank all of our customers and partners - we wouldn't be here...

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Emergency Management in Canada: How Does It Work?

Emergency Management in Canada: How Does It Work?

In a country that borders on three oceans and spans six time zones, creating an emergency response system that works for every region is a huge challenge. That's why emergency management in Canada is a shared responsibility. That means everyone has an important role to play, including individuals, communities, governments, the private sector and volunteer organizations. Basic emergency preparedness starts with each individual. If someone cannot cope, emergency first responders such as police, fire and ambulance services will provide help. If the municipality needs additional assistance or resources, they can call on provincial/territorial emergency management organizations, who can seek assistance...

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Facts About Emergency Preparedness

Facts About Emergency Preparedness

Roughly 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year. Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the U.S., averaging about 50 tornadoes per year. The worldwide cost of natural disasters has skyrocketed from $2 billion in the 1980s, to $27 billion over the past decade. Canada’s first billion dollar disaster, the Saguenay flood of 1996, triggered a surge of water, rocks, trees and mud that forced 12,000 residents to evacuate their homes. Some hailstones are the size of peas while others can be as big as baseballs. Approximately 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency kit is...

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