A Year In Review
posted over 6 years ago by margpollon
It is hard to believe a year has passed since the Alberta Floods. We have grown so much in our emergency response and recovery efforts since that time so we are more prepared for another disaster of such magnitude.
We are not out of the woods yet, however, but it looks favourable that Calgary will be okay for the spring run off and our system can accommodate the recent rains. We cannot become complacent, however, as there is always potential for other events which could threaten our safety and community well being. Being prepared and ready for the unexpected is only sound planning and believe it or not...it helps eliminate fear for the unknown.
Bridges of Love just completed our first Community Emergency Response Team training Summit. The CERT Summit was very well received from over 50 particpants. Ten presenters spoke on various emergency topics. The most popular modules were Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, and Fire Safety and Utility Controls. The participants could choose four of the eight choices for the full day of classes so we are excited to now prepare for our second session scheduled for the fall. If you are interested in this basic emergency training, please let us know and we will keep you informed as plans progress.
I know many of you joined this site to assist with the flood victims and now that it has passed, you do not wish to be included in our emails. I have had a couple of individuals ask to be removed so an inquiry was made to RECOVERS to see how this could be accomplished. They kindly shared the process for removing contact information from this site. I will include this information as you can deactivate your account. Please follow this link.
RECOVERS has kindly given Bridges of Love continued usage of this site so we are most grateful. It has been a great tool for matching donations and volunteers with flood victims and we plan to continue developing this site for CERT Volunteers and FEPI Churches as time goes on.
Thank you again for your wonderful contribution during the 2013 Alberta Floods. We and many others benefitted greatly from your generous spirits. Bridges of Love was the recipient of 3 Hero of the Flood Awards from the Province. This was due to everyone working together for the benefit of others in need.
Warmest Regards, Marg
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