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cpr, Emergency Preparedness, first aid, safety -

Most Canadians have made some preparations for when disaster strikes, but a new survey reveals that less than half have set aside supplies they could use to survive in an emergency. The 2014 Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday, asked Canadians to report on measures they have taken to be prepared for “natural and human-induced” emergencies or disasters. Respondents named winter storms and extended power outages as the natural disasters or human-caused hazards that are most likely to affect their community. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/disaster-un-preparedness-most-canadians-don-t-have-emergency-kits-1.2631438  

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Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, First Aid Ottawa -

With the mild weather we have been having people tend to forget that we can have nasty weather in Ottawa and we always have to be ready in case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency residents are expected to take care of themselves for the first 72 hours while emergency crews respond to the worst hit areas. If you lost electricity for 72 hours in the middle of winter how would you cope? Some things to consider: Create an emergency communications plan with family members and establish a meeting place Assemble an emergency preparedness kit Educate yourself...

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