Burnaby workshop to teach public emergency actions

January 19, 2017 by  

Emergencies can happen to anyone, and during an event hosted by the Tommy Douglas Branch of the Burnaby Public Library, members of the public will learn what to do should one happen to them.

During the 90-minute workshop, participants will be taught the steps to take in case of a disaster like an earthquake, house fire, flood, heat wave, winter storm and more. They will be given tips about setting up a family emergency kit and plan, and also how to help ensure the community is prepared. In workshops like these, comb binding can be utilized to create manuals and other handouts that can be given to those who take part in the event.

According to the organizers of the information session, attending the training will add to the overall effectiveness of the city’s Emergency Management Program. It is being offered free of charge, but since the number of spaces is limited, anyone who is interested in participating is asked to register ahead of time.

The Emergency Preparedness information session will take place on February 2nd from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Tommy Douglas branch of the library, which is located at 7311 Kingsway in Burnaby. Those who require additional information or who are interested in signing up to participate are asked to call 604-522-3971. Registration can also be performed in person or through the Burnaby Public Library’s website.