Month: November 2017

Emergency Planning for Long-Term Care Facilities

Assisted living facilities today have become much needed care centers for elderly and disabled residents. Not surprising is that the majority of assisted living residents are women, and due to advanced age, frailty, poor eyesight, impaired hearing, and their resulting confusion during any sort of emergency —  flood, smoke or… Read more »

Hats Off to Firefighters and Other First Responders

They are the people who run straight toward danger rather than running away. In Canada, more than 150,000 firefighters and police officers are our front line defence when dangers occur. Add the EMTs/paramedics, sheriff’s deputies, volunteers, and other responders who are also exposed to the grave hazards inherent in emergency… Read more »

Four 2018 Predictions to Consider

Wouldn’t it be great if we could accurately forecast the future and act upon the insights we might glean? History has proven time and again that ‘accuracy’ and ‘forecast’ are hard to merge successfully, but studying trends does improve the odds. With that in mind, we’ve looked at a long… Read more »

Understanding Smoke Damage

Fires can destroy a home or business. Studies have shown that, across Canada, over 40,000 fires resulting in more than 200 civilian deaths and $1.5 million Cdn in direct property damage occur in a year. So we know the danger of fire in addition to the damage it can cause.… Read more »