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  jpmaher2010@hotmail.com . 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

 

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Emergency Preparedness Week

May 5-11, 2019 This is good info for self advocates in case of emergency. Every year emergency preparedness week happens  in May. It’s remind you to be prepared for emergency. From Public Safety Canada Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready”. While governments at all

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Raising cyber-aware adults

Victoria Monday, April 29, 2019 1:45 PM Self Advocates with disabilities this good online safety news about passwords safety   Grade 8 students at Central Middle school learned about online safety, password protection and in-demand cyber security jobs during a visit from Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, in advance of World Password Day. “Raising cyber-aware adults begins with conversations today,” said Sims. “As the minister responsible for government information security,

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Staying safe outdoors on Family Day weekend

Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 12:30 PM This is for those Self Advocates that on Family Day that venture out into the back country safety tips that need to know if get into some sort trouble outdoors on Family Day long weekend No one expects to have to make a call for help when out on a B.C. back country adventure but, unfortunately, it happens all the time. Over the

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Ring in 2019 with a commitment to emergency preparedness

Victoria Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:00 AM With the start of a new year, make a resolution to be better prepared for potential emergencies. Emergency Management BC (EMBC) urges British Columbians to make a commitment to better prepare themselves and their families for possible emergencies. Start by building an emergency kit and developing a household plan that individuals and families can practise throughout the year. A home emergency kit does

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Holiday fire safety

Victoria Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:30 PM   With the winter holidays almost here, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC offer 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 a real tree stays fresh by watering it often. Dispose of it safely.

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Put self-care at the top of your list this holiday season

Victoria Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 AM The end of the year is a joyous time, but for some people it can be difficult. This year, instead of worrying about finding the perfect gift, attending all the parties or pretending everything is perfect, make sure you make time to take care of yourself and put your well-being first. The holiday season can bring added pressures, such as travelling, busy schedules,

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Winter Safety Tips

Drive Safely in the Snow Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips. Avoid Strain while Shoveling Shoveling snow is a major winter activity in many parts of the United States. Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering. Treat Frostbite

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Carbon monoxide safety and other tips to prepare for the winter season

This good reminder to people with disabilities to Victoria Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 AM   As British Columbians prepare for the holidays, individuals and families should also take time to prepare for winter storm season. The first snows of the season have already fallen, and over the coming months, winter conditions will be the norm. During the past week, there have been several instances of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning

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Cyber essentials: 10 tips for staying safe online

Victoria Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00 PM October is Cyber Security Awareness Month — an opportunity for British Columbians to assess their online safety. The growing volume, complexity and diversity of threats online make it vitally important for people to do all they can to safeguard electronic information from email fraud, ransomware, online scams or other attacks. “Staying safe online is just as important as the efforts we take to

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Health and safety during extreme heat

Posted on July 17, 2018 Environment Canada has recently issued heat warnings in areas throughout B.C. The safety of the individuals we support is a top priority for us. CLBC would like to remind our service providers, families and individuals to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness during extreme heat, particularly for those who may be more vulnerable to these conditions such as the elderly, people on certain medications and

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