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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Safety Tips for Winter Walking

When the winter air is crisp and the ground is covered with snow, there’s nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season — and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging time of year to get out and about. Freezing rain, icy surfaces and piles of hard-packed snow pose a hazard for the innocent

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The 12 Travel Tips of Christmas

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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Home Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

  The Christmas tree Get a freshly cut tree. It will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard. Try to pick a tree with a strong green colour and noticeable fragrance. Always test for freshness before buying. A tree with high moisture content is safer. Very few needles should fall when the butt of the tree is tapped on the ground; needles should bend, not break; and

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How do I protect myself against Ebola?

Here is information on ebola and how to protect your self  from getting the disease click here Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals . Diseases that cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola, are often fatal as they affect the body’s vascular system (how blood moves through the body). This can lead to significant internal bleeding and organ failure.

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Sun Safety Tips

 It’s natural to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities! The Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) encourages you to be safe by following these sun-safety tips year-round to help prevent serious skin damage—and possibly skin cancer—later! Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. Wear clothing that’s dark and tightly woven. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and

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JP’s Safety Tips: ICE campaign – “In Case of Emergency”

by JP Maher We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but

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Emergency Management Preparedness

Emergency Management National Security Emergency Preparedness Weather Forecast Road Conditions Driving Alerts Ferry Reports Power Supply Health Alerts Emergency Calls Air Quality Water Supply Marine Weather Travel Advisory Emergency Training Fire Safety Boating Safety Visit Emergency Info BC for information about active emergencies in British Columbia Emergency Preparedness Information Links Flooding Weather Events Wildland Fires Tsunamis Earthquakes Backcountry Accidents Wildlife Interface Disease Outbreaks Landslides Avalanches HAZMAT and Spills Volcanoes Drought

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Fire Safety

 Make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. Draw a floor plan with at least two ways of escaping every room. Make a drawing for each floor. Dimensions do not need to be correct. Make sure the plan shows important details: stairs, hallways and windows that can be used as fire escape routes. Test windows and doors—do they open easy enough? Are they

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