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

                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

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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