It is good to rub and polish our brain against those of others
— Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
 

...online articles and links to specific groups, agencies or businesses (some in other countries) involved in emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This list will continue to be added to and revised as new information becomes available.

Air Quality

Air Quality Health Index

Animals

SPCA - Nelson

Info on emerg prep for your pets

Livestock

Floods and livestock

Livestock emergency plan

Farm emergency contact sheet template

BC Search Dog Association

Emergency evacuation planning for birds

Identification of Bears

Evacuation of Horses

 

Artists

CERF+: An organization in the USA that helps craftspeople prepare for emergencies. Much relevant info.

Tips for preparedness for Artists

Avalanches

Canadian Avalanche Centre

Buildings

RDCK - Permit application brochure

BCHousing

Rapid Damage Assessment course

Business

From Kootenay Business magazine: business continuity article

Designing a Business Continuity plan

Business continuity planning for smaller businesses

Debris Flow Hazards

Information on debris flows

Disaster Financial Assistance

DFA programinformation

Earthquakes

The Great Shakeout 2014

Emergency Management British Columbia

EMBC

Emergency Social Services

Overview of ESS

Kaslo and Area D ESS :  essdkad (at) gmail.com

EVENTS

Planning a major event

Flooding

Information on flooding, safeguarding your home and

property, etc can be found on the RDCK and EMBC websites.

 Sandbagging video from EMBC

Food Preservation and Storage

stockpilingand preserving food

food preservation....more tips

Fire

Wildfire Management Branch - current situation

Firesmarting your home

Kaslo Volunteer Fire Department

 RDCK - Fire Services

Homesteading

The HomesteadSurvival  website. Info on

Home emergency and disaster safety.... list of resources

Insurance

What to do after disaster strikes

Falkins (Western Financial Group) Kaslo

 

Lightening

take the lightening weather quiz...

Struckbylightening

what is dry lightening?

How is lightening created?

Personal Preparedness

Grab and Go kit info

Teaching your kids to use 911

 

PHONES

Telus

Pets

Storing food properly for pets

 

Pets and insurance

 

Power Outage

BCHydro

When the power is out...

Regional District Central Kootenay

RDCK

Search and Rescue

BCSAR

BCSARA video

BC Cave Rescue Association

Supporting Agencies

BC & Yukon Red Cross

BC Salvation Army

St Johns Ambulance

 Rotary Club of Nelson

Telephones

Telus - problems with home phone

Transportation

Drive BC

YRB - Kootenay

Inland Ferry Schedule

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Weather  

What is thunder?