Communications…. it can always be done better.

I don’t think anyone can really complain about the evacuation conducted by officials and the public during the fire in Ft. Mc Murray. A huge number of folks banned together to help each other and get a job done safely and efficiently.  Because it was a success it doesn’t mean there are not lessons to be learned or ways to improve. In a review of the event communications was again a topic of discussion. To read more go to

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2017/04/23/fort-mcmurray-one-year-later-lessons-learned.html

EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED In Salmon Arm BC April 22 2017. UPDATED 23 APRIL 2017 5PM

UPDATE APRIL 23 2017 5PM     THIS EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED

An evacuation order was issued on April 23 2017 in Salmon Arm as a result of  slope instability caused by runoff. For more information go to

http://www.csrd.bc.ca/news-notices/news/2017-04-22/evacuation-order-issued-salmon-river-road

Earthquake Response Training Continues At Many Levels…

It is not only your ARES unit that needs to train regularly. Training is ongoing at many levels as can be seen by the attachments below.  ARES units need to train regularly and in BC that training needs to comply with the  BC Emergency  Management Protocols/ Principles.

Efficient and adequate training is necessary because as we all know ham radio will be there  …. when all else fails.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadian-forces-bc-earthquake-preparedness-1.3995258

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-response-preparation-bc-1.408163

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/bcems/bcems_guide_2016_final_fillable.pdf

EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED In Salmon Arm BC April 22 2017 UPDATED APRIL 23 2017 5PM

 

UPDATE APRIL 23 2017 5PM     THIS EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED

An evacuation order was issued on April 23 2017 in Salmon Arm as a result of  slope instability caused by runoff. For more information go to

http://www.csrd.bc.ca/news-notices/news/2017-04-22/evacuation-order-issued-salmon-river-road

Evacuation Order: Salmon River Road; Columbia Shuswap Regional District; April 22, 2017 22:30

Fear of Earthquake Causes Demolition of Homes in Jordan River BC

The fear of an earthquake has caused BC Hydro to take action on properties below their dam. The article below is nearly a year old, but  the demolition started of all the homes that were in the way..  It has been an interesting story to follow to say the least.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-hydro-jordan-river-1.3585351

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/islander/the-last-man-in-jordan-river-1.10445193