Emergency Preparedness

(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

 

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

 

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

 

Emergency responders from Barriere and area take part in a regional seasonal hazard preparedness workshop put on by Emergency Management BC in Kamloops on March 12. Pictured are (l-r) Derek Ive – Fire and Rescue, Ashley Wohlgemuth – Fire and Rescue chief, Todd English – Search and Rescue, Wanda Nystoruk – Emergency Support Services, and Azriel Kowick – First Responder. (Submitted photo)

Local volunteers prepare for emergencies

By Keith McNeill Barriere and area emergency volunteers were well represented at…

  • Mar 21, 2020
Emergency responders from Barriere and area take part in a regional seasonal hazard preparedness workshop put on by Emergency Management BC in Kamloops on March 12. Pictured are (l-r) Derek Ive – Fire and Rescue, Ashley Wohlgemuth – Fire and Rescue chief, Todd English – Search and Rescue, Wanda Nystoruk – Emergency Support Services, and Azriel Kowick – First Responder. (Submitted 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)

4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time

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)