Family Emergency Preparedness - INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

  • March 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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In this introductory workshop the presenter will provide an overview for individuals and families about preparing for various types of short and long-term emergencies.
Today, more than ever, we need to ensure we have both the skills and materials to withstand such emergencies as:
• Climate related emergencies: floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes, snow/ice storms
• Geological disasters: avalanches, earthquakes, landslides
• Man-made emergencies: chemical releases, bomb threats, nuclear meltdown, power failure, epidemic/pandemic diseases, economic disruption. 

We will introduce participants to the essentials for building an emergency survival kit with the supplies needed to take care of yourself and your family for at least three days. We will also discuss issues that may force the population to cope with longer disruption of normal services such as water, fuel, food and other necessities.
Participants will come away from the workshop with a clear understanding of the importance of personal and family emergency preparedness and the first steps in creating their own plan. 

Note: We highly recommend that participants also take the full-day workshop to get a more comprehensive and detailed analysis of emergency preparedness concepts The full-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to begin developing their own detailed plan for their families. All participants will be given resources with which to follow up including various government resources and information to help with their preparation.

Speaker's Bio:

Stefan H. Verstappen is a Canadian writer, adventurer, and martial artist. He has worked as a a street youth councilor in Toronto's most notorious housing project,and later as the wilderness survival instructor for the Toronto Boys Home outward bound program.

As an instructor for St John Ambulance he helped plan and run natural disaster drills and trained police and rescue workers in first aid and CPR. He has traveled extensively and spent four years in Hong Kong and Taiwan studying Chinese martial arts.

Stefan is a regular contributor to Black Belt Magazine and you can read all his past articles here:

Stefan is author of six books including The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China


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  • Colleen

    That was an excellent presentation! Stefan has a wealth of knowledge and experience to be shared. There was much to gain for beginners and some great tips and tricks picked up by those who are already immersed in preparing. Thanks Stefan and Joy! If you missed this event watch for another to be posted soon. It will be in the Toronto Area.

    March 21, 2014

  • Renata

    Is sound very interesting. Will you have a similar workshop in Toronto soon? It would be hard to make it there during the week at this time of the day. Lots of traffic going in this direction.

    March 14, 2014

  • Catal H.

    I was going to ask the same question, lada.
    Are there any drivers willing to pool?

    February 12, 2014

    • lada

      So far I had no reply. Probably everyone in the group lives around Toronto.

      February 12, 2014

    • Colleen

      So far this message will have only reached 5 people attending this meetup. We still have 5 weeks to find someone driving in from Toronto and willing to carpool. Sorry I can't help, I am North East of the city.

      February 13, 2014

  • lada

    How can one get to Bolton without a car, or perhaps someone will be driving from Toronto?

    February 12, 2014

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