In the picturesque region of Kootenay Boundary, nestled amidst stunning landscapes and natural wonders, lies the importance of preparedness in the face of emergencies. From the charming communities of Nelson, Rossland, and Trail to the vast wilderness beyond, the region's beauty and tranquility can sometimes be overshadowed by potential hazards such as wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. Therefore, it becomes imperative for both residents and professionals to embrace emergency preparedness as an integral part of their lives.
The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice have prepared an Emergency Preparedness Toolkit that provides practical resources to help clinics take a proactive approach to plan and prepare for emergencies such as fire, flood, and internal threats that could impact operations. These resources also support the regular review of established emergency plans and include practice scenarios.
The best time to plan for a disaster is before it happens.
The Toolkit consists of an Emergency Preparedness Guidebook and accompanying Workbook that includes:
Emergency Management Guidebook for Clinics >
Emergency Management Workbook for Clinics >
Clinic Poster with Quick Links to these Resources >
Emergency preparedness is a fundamental aspect of community safety and resilience. The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, in close collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders, are actively working towards creating a culture of preparedness, equipping residents with life-saving skills, and ensuring that the region is well-prepared to face any adversity.
As residents of the Kootenay Boundary, it is our shared responsibility to embrace emergency preparedness as an integral part of our lives. By understanding the risks, staying informed, and actively participating in preparedness initiatives, we can all contribute to building a safer and stronger community that thrives in the face of challenges.
Patient-facing Emergency Preparedness Information
If your clinic is interested in information to share with your patients about how they can prepare for potential emergencies, including things your clinic can be doing to support patients, check out what KB Health Online Clinic shares with their patients: kbhealthonline.ca/extreme-weather-preparedness