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Mastering Disaster 2015

On Wednesday Oct.14, 2015, Ladysmith Search and Rescue, in conjunction with the Town of Ladysmith and Take 5 Magazine, will be holding a free public event at the Ladysmith Secondary School. The event is called “MASTERING DISASTER” and it is designed to help educate the citizens of Ladysmith and districts on how to be prepared for a disaster when one takes place.

The event will start at 7 p.m. and will include representatives from CVRD Emergency Preparedness, Town of Ladysmith Protective Services and others. The public will learn the basic fundamentals of disaster preparedness and have an opportunity to see some of the emergency equipment used as well as talk to the experts.

MASTERING DISASTER will feature speaker, Sybille Sanderson, who is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the CVRD. Sybille will be using visual media and speaking on what we, as residents, need to have in place when a disaster strikes. Wayne Hartley, representing of the Emergency Management of B.C., will also be speaking on how a community is affected by disaster and what has been learned from past events. Wayne was there with EMBC during the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park fire.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • In the event of a major disaster on Vancouver Island you may be on your own for at least 7 days. What will you eat? Are you prepared?
  • Disasters are not a part of our everyday lives. Developing plans and organizing ourselves is the only way to be prepared for a real disaster.
  • Listen to experienced speakers & view displays that can address the necessities of disaster preparedness.

There will be static displays and tables from attending organizations: Ladysmith Fire Dept., BC Ambulance, RCMP, Ladysmith Search and Rescue, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and many more that will provide you with the valuable information you need.

There will also be information booths, draws demos and more.

Did you know that everyone should be prepared for the first 72 hours of an emergency? Do you have plans and provisions in place for you, your family, those in your family with a disability, your pets, or your livestock? Do you want to learn how to be prepared? This is your chance to possibly save your life and the lives of your family and your neighbours.


Here are some resources….

Town of Ladysmith