Emergency Preparedness – Resources
PreparedBC has an Extreme Heat preparedness website here, and has a guide to preparing for extreme heat, you can find it here. Emergency Management BC is the province’s lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities. Emergency Info BC is a helpful resource during partial and full–scale provincial emergencies. BC Wildfire Services website provides information on current wildfire activity in BC, including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province. BC Wildfire Service mobile app is available to download (to receive real time wildfire information, enable push notifications). To learn about current wildfire activity, open burning prohibitions, evacuation alerts, evacuation orders and more, check out the app or go to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard and click on the “Interactive Wildfire Map” link. To follow for the latest wildfire news on Twitter, click here. For the latest wildfire news on Facebook, click here. TIP: add your local government/municipality and regional district to your own list of resources to make sure you get information specific to your area.
For a list of Emergency Response phone numbers in Kelowna click here . If you live in the Central Okanagan (Kelowna), check out the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations page for resources and alerts. Click here for their website.
To view Disability Alliance BC’s webpage with emergency preparedness resources, click here.
Staying Safe and Healthy – Resources
We have posted training information on our blog about using fire extinguishers, check it out here. We’ve also got information about how to put on and take off PPE here, and video on how to wear a face mask here.
For a copy of the Canada Food Guide click here
Check out this information from HealthLink BC on tips for staying active in cold weather. For information on staying safe in the winter months click here or check out these Seven Steps to Cold Weather Safety.
BC Centre for Disease Control – Website
The following resources are available online through the BC CDC:
- Preventing Infection
- Diseases & Conditions – A to Z
- Communicable Disease Control Manual:
- Chapter 1: Communicable Disease Control
- Chapter 3: Infection Control
The BC CDC website has a number of other interactive tools and features; see their website for further information.
Information on Diabetes:
General & Health Supplements: When you receive assistance, you may be eligible for more money or services to cover extra costs. General Supplements: Each supplement has different eligibility criteria. Contact us to find out if you qualify for any of these additional supports.
• Bus Pass
• Camp Fees
• Co-operative Housing Share Purchase
• Crisis Supplement
• Family Bonus
• Family Maintenance
• Funeral Costs
• Guide Dog and Service Dog
• Identification (I.D.) Fees
• Lost or Stolen Cheque
• Moving, Transportation, and Living Costs
• Pre-Natal Shelter
• School Start-Up
• Security Deposit
• Utility Security Deposit
• Health Supplements
• Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment
• Alternative Hearing Assistance
• Extended Medical Therapies
• Hearing Instruments
• Infant Formula
• Medical Supplies, Equipment & Devices
• Medical Transportation
• Natal Supplement
• Nutritional Supplement
• Orthotics & Bracing
• Tube Feeding