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Launching the newly updated F.A.S.T. product catalogue!

F.A.S.T.'s newly updated and expanded product catalogue.

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Today is F.A.S.T.'s 30th Anniversary!

Today, July 19, 2018 marks 30 years of business for F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited.  Time flies!  Many of our employees have been with F.A.S.T. since the early years.  The company has been built on a solid foundation of mutual trust, loyalty, commitment to quality and customer service.  We have worked long hours to respond to disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, fires and terrorist events.  Our customers never cease to amaze us as we work hard to meet their needs.  F.A.S.T.'s custom-designed and specialty-manufactured products have been delivered to every continent in the world except Antarctica.  We...

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We are Canadian!

It's Canada Day - a day to celebrate all that it means to be Canadian.  We are closed tomorrow, Monday, July 2, in honour of Canada Day which gives our employees a long weekend and time to spend with family and friends.  Many of our employees weren't born in Canada and they came to Canada for a variety of reasons.  We are privileged to have such great staff to work with every day! Many people are working today and tomorrow, especially those who keep us safe:  fire fighters, police officers, coroners, doctors, nurses and Coast Guard personnel.  Many more are...

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The New Normal: Disaster Management in the 21st Century

Strategic Review of 2017 Wildfire and Freshet Flooding Seasons The Government of British Columbia has published a report, written by Mr. George Abbott and Chief Maureen Chapman detailing the findings and recommendations from an independent review of British Columbia’s unprecedented flood and wildfire 2017 season. The Emergency Management section of the Province of British Columbia's website states: The 2017 wildfire season was unprecedented in British Columbia’s recorded history, and the spring flooding that preceded it resulted in hardships for many residents. More than 1.2 million hectares were burned and about 65,000 people were displaced as a result of the 2017 wildfires,...

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Heather Lyle: Everything's Under Control

Our world lost an amazing person this week:  Heather Lyle.  As the Executive Director, Planning Mitigation & Partnerships with Emergency Management British Columbia - Integrated Public Safety (EMBCIPS). This YouTube video, produced in 2016 when Heather was nominated for the British Columbia's Premier's award for Excellence, says it all:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KImp4VQ8_0&feature=share. Published on YouTube, September 15, 2016, the description of the video states:   "Heather Lyle is one of the most influential emergency management leaders in Canada. Her ability to translate a vision into action has had significant impact at the local, regional and provincial levels in B.C. She has been instrumental in expanding...

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