safety-tips JP Maher is a local Fraser Valley self advocate who is focused on his own safety and the well being of others. He will be posting a variety of safety tips for self advocates and others. Feel free to leave some suggestions for JP by emailing him at . JP will consider your questions or comments as soon as possible. Note that not all suggestions make it into JP’s Safety Tips do to being the same concerns repeated


Social media safety

Inlight of happenings with someone was hacking  targeting facebook data breach   Social media safety Use caution when you click links that you receive in messages from your friends on your social website. Treat links in messages on these sites as you would links in email messages. Don’t trust the sender information in an e-mail message. Even if the e-mail message appears to come from a sender that you know

Share respect: Feb. 6 is #SaferInternetDay

VICTORIA Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:00 AM The British Columbia government is asking parents, educators and citizens of all backgrounds to take a moment and reflect on how we can work to create a safer internet for everyone — especially young people. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, is Safer Internet Day, an awareness campaign celebrated in approximately 130 countries. The event calls on the world’s citizens to share respect online, and work

Transit bus Safety

Wait on the sidewalk by the bus stop sign, away from the road. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the door opens all the way before boarding. Never run after or hit the bus when it is moving. Customers may board only at designated bus stops. Please do not put your safety at risk trying to board a bus that is in mid-traffic. While in traffic,

Holiday fire safety

                Be Safe Everyone Victoria Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:30 PM With the winter holidays almost upon us, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC are offering some fire safety advice to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season for all British Columbians.   Decorating Keep combustibles, such as trees, wrapping paper and decorations away from heat sources. Ensure

Safety tips to prepare for winter storm season

Victoria Friday, December 15, 2017 10:30 AM Most areas of British Columbia have already seen their first snow of the season, and winter conditions will be the norm for the next few months. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister Responsible for Emergency Preparedness Mike Farnworth reminds British Columbians that proactive winter storm preparedness can go a long way towards ensuring the safety of B.C. families. Winter Weather

Christmas travel tips

Let people know your travel itinerary – either leave a copy with neighbours or family members, and always keep people informed if your plans happen to change. Check to make sure your passports, visas and vaccinations are all up-to-date.  Leave copies of your passports, driver’s licence, credit cards and other important documents with family members in case of theft) While you are away, make it look like someone is home. 

Halloween Safety

Choose the right costume Ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for Halloween. Look for costumes and accessories such as beards, wigs, wings and tails that are labelled flame-resistant. Flowing skirts and capes, baggy sleeves and over-sized costumes can all be hazards around candles or flames. Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are best. Remember, flame-resistant does not mean fire-proof. Pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists.

Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Food Safety Tips

The Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. Follow these tips to make sure your Thanksgiving meal is both delicious and safe to serve. Steps to follow before cooking a turkey: Read labels carefully. Temperature labels show if the bird is fresh or frozen.

Planning for and dealing with Forest Fires

Forest Fire Safety Tips There are approximately 8,000 forest fires in Canada each year. Fires caused by lightning represent 45 per cent of all fires, but because they occur in remote locations and often in clusters, they represent 81 per cent of total area burned. The regions most at risk are British Columbia, and the Boreal forest zones of Ontario, Quebec, the Prairie Provinces, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Heat Safety

Extreme heat: heat waves Many places in Canada have a high number of extreme heat events, often called “heat waves.” Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke and even death. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. What are extreme heat events? Extreme heat events involve high temperatures and sometimes high humidity. Although the level of temperature extremes may vary

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