Earthquake Preparedness Guide: Simple Steps to get You, Your Family and Pets Prepared
By Jackie Kloosterboer
The time to prepare is now – before the earthquake strikes. Once the “Big One” hits, it‘s too late.
I wish I had a crystal ball to predict when the next earthquake will strike. I wish I could tell you what damage your home might sustain or how the earthquake will impact you, your family and your pets. But I can’t give you those answers – nobody can.
What I can tell you is this: if you are prepared, you will get through the disaster far better than those who are not.
By following the steps outlined in the guidebook you will be able to ensure that your Family Emergency Plan is in place and that you have purchased and stored necessary supplies to survive the aftermath of a disaster. Most importantly you will know what to do when disaster strikes.
This is only some of the important information you need to know that is covered in the pages of this guidebook. Best of all, if you’re prepared for an earthquake you will be prepared for any emergency or disaster that comes your way!
About the Author
Jackie Kloosterboer has been leading the way in emergency preparedness for over 15 years. As Coordinator of the City of Vancouver’s Public Education Program, Jackie presents more than 100 Emergency Preparedness sessions each year to individuals and business groups, taking them step by step through the process of how to prepare their family members and pets for whatever disaster comes their way. She is often interviewed by a variety of media outlets across Canada as she promotes the importance of Emergency Preparedness.
Jackie leads a team of more than 400 Vancouver Emergency Social Services volunteers who are ready to set up Reception Centers and Group Lodging Centers for those affected by disaster. Responding to an average of 40 activations each year, Jackie has seen first-hand the importance of being prepared. Throughout British Columbia she has taken on leadership roles to assist those who have been impacted by disaster.