Jackie Kloosterboer has been leading the way in emergency preparedness for over 23 years. Jackie teaches 100+ Emergency Preparedness sessions each year to individuals and business groups. She takes them step-by-step through the process of how they can get better-prepared for Earthquakes or disasters.
Oct 30, 2019 Jackie was awarded the Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society Award of Excellence in recognition of her outstanding dedication in providing Emergency Support Services and Emergency Preparedness Education to the people and communities of BC.
She is frequently seen on a variety of media outlets across Canada promoting the Emergency Preparedness message – “You, your family and your pets need to be prepared for whatever disaster comes your way.”
Jackie has now taken her message one step further with her book, My Earthquake Preparedness Guide – Simple Steps to get You, Your Family and Pets Prepared.
With a team of 400 Emergency Support Services volunteers Jackie responds to an average of 40 activations each year assisting those who have been impacted by emergencies and disasters. Jackie has responded throughout British Columbia in leadership roles helping those who have been displaced by disaster.
An instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, Jackie teaches ESS courses across Canada teaching volunteers how to open up and manage Reception Centres and Group Lodging Centres during times of disasters. 2014 Jackie received the prestigious Instructor Excellence award from the Justice Institute of BC.
Jackie is a recipient of the 2013 Queen’s Jubilee Award for dedication to helping people during times of disaster.
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