Thu, 3 October – 6.30 – 9pm
Dunbar Community Centre
The Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms. Individuals learn to assess damage to determine whether buildings can be occupied. We will use BC Housing’s course material.
Events coming up later in 2019:
17 Oct – Shake Out BC
7 Nov – Rapid Damage Assessment
28 Nov – Presentation
WHAT IS DEEP ?
DEEP stands for Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness. The DEEP program is a citizen’s grass roots effort to ensure our community is able to take care of ourselves after a disaster.
We have partnered with a Grab and Go kit supplier who is offering a Salmonberry Days promotion to Dunbar residents.
If you don’t have emergency kits for yourself and your family, you can order here. https://fastlimited.com/pages/home-emergency-kits
Use code DUNBAR for a 15% discount for orders over $100.00.
Watch DEEP DSH Training Exercise on Global News
Around 30 people gathered to help DEEP test our citizen disaster response model at the Dunbar Community Centre on Saturday September 30, 2017.
LEVELS OF PREPAREDNESS
It’s important to remember that after a major disaster occurs people will be on their own for a significant length of time and will need to look within their local resource base, as city and emergency resources will be over extended.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREPARE?
1. Prepare an emergency plan, so every member of your family understands what to do if there is an earthquake or other disaster.
2. Store extra food and water in your home.
3. Prepare a “Grab and Go” kit with supplies such as food, water and documents.
WHAT IS MAP YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD?
The Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program is a set of videos and discussion guides that your neighbourhood can use to create an emergency plan. Map Your Neighborhood teaches 9 important steps to follow immediately after a disaster, first to secure your home, and then to help your neighborhood. MYN teaches a team approach to neighborhood response, including communications and staying safe while helping. Read more
VANCOUVER DISASTER SUPPORT HUBS
“A major earthquake in Vancouver will impact everyone in our community. Families, neighbours, and community organizations will need to work together to support each other while emergency service personnel are responding to high-priority incidents.
Disaster support hubs are designated locations where you can initially gather to coordinate your efforts and offer assistance to other members of your community. They are also the post-disaster locations where City staff and trained volunteers will prioritize getting information and providing services to the public. There are 25 disaster support hubs located throughout the city.” Read more
DEEP offers training exercises for the DSH at the Dunbar Community Centre. Please see Events .