Oak Bay offers a disaster recovery information session Tuesday.
“This information session will provide you with detailed information on how to identify the risks, to be personally prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of seven days after a major emergency or disaster and begin to recover from anything life has to throw at you,” says Eileen Grant, manger, Oak Bay Emergency Program.
Oak Bay is recognized as a ‘disaster resilient community’ by the United Nations. The Oak Bay Emergency Program addresses all incidents of potential severity, and adopts the principles of the BC Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS). Oak Bay’s Emergency Program provides a framework for active cooperation among District staff, designated volunteers, and citizens in identifying and manging risks from such events as major storms, earthquakes, chemical releases, fires and marine oil spills.
The disaster recovery information session is set for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Windsor Park Pavilion,2451 Windsor Rd. All Oak Bay Emergency Program workshops and events are free, but pre-register to guarantee a seat by calling 250-592-9121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.