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Emergency responders satisfied with behaviour on Halloween

November 1, 2012
Emergency responders satisfied with behaviour on Halloween

It seems the rainy weather may be to thank for giving fire crews in Vancouver and Surrey a fairly quiet Halloween night. Vancouver Fire Captain Gabe Roder describes the evening as having been, “uncharacteristically quiet,” with some small incidents and a garage fire. A replica Lambourghini was inside a garage at 3500 Williams Street and is [...]

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Emergency teams analyze quake response

October 29, 2012
Emergency teams analyze quake response

Days after a massive quake hit off the BC coast, provincial emergency response teams are looking at what they would do better next time. Chris Duffy, executive director of emergency coordination, says work is underway to have more wide-spread tsunami warnings aired on television in the future. “Hopefully we’ll see  some forward movement on that [...]

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Mayor uses earthquake to assess city’s emergency readiness

October 29, 2012

He says many buildings in the city need to get seismically upgraded, including 50 schools. But he says the urban search and rescue unit will be a major tool. News1130: Recent News Articles

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Concerns over B.C.’s emergency response arise on Haida Gwaii

October 29, 2012

Small communities under evacuation orders Saturday night responded calmly and quickly after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Haida Gwaii and triggered fears of a tsunami, said local and provincial officials. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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