Special Care Emergency Preparedness Association of Nova Scotia

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Business Continuity Planning

Posted by anonymous on January 9, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are very happy to announce that we have now uploaded the Business Continuity Planning Template to our wewb site.  You can find this great tool in the Members Only Area on the Conferences & AGM page for 2014.  If you use this document please send us any feedback you may so we can continue to improve.


Jacob D. Hillier


Emergency Social Services

Posted by anonymous on March 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)

The following is an overview of Emergency Social Services provided through the DCS.  Thank you to Joanne Lawlor who provided this information, and is an Advisory Member and great supporter of SCEPA.


The Department of Community Services' Emergency Social Services (ESS) program is part of a province-wide emergency preparedness network that plans for the unexpected. This may include preparing for natural disasters, such as major storms, hurricanes or floods, technologica...

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Weather Advisory

Posted by Jacob Hillier on January 2, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Attached is the latest Weather Briefing prepared as guidance for emergency management officials regarding the predicted weather conditions over the next 24 to 48 hrs. The following is the synopsis extracted from that document " A low pressure system will approach the Nova Scotia tonight and track south of the province Friday while intensifying. The system will bring snow and blowing snow to most of the province tonight and Friday. In addition cold temperatures will remain over the region over ... Read Full Post »

Weather Advisory

Posted by Jacob Hillier on December 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)
A winter storm will develop over the US E seaboard today and track near SW NS tomorrow. It will bring significant rain and/or snow along with strong winds to NS beginning tonight and through tomorrow. 20-30mm of rain in SW NS and snow changing to rain for the rest of NS can be expected. Up to 25 CM of snow can be expected in Northern mainland and CB highlands. High Winds in Inverness Cy and high water levels on the Atlantic coast can also be expected. Drains plugged by snow could result in exces... Read Full Post »

2013 Conference Information

Posted by Jacob Hillier on March 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

We are very pleased to announe the details of our Annual Conference & AGM, which will be held on May 30th & 31st this year at the Holiday Inn in truro.

We have an exciting line-up of topics this year, which are new, fresh and we feel very current with what is happening in the field today. These topics include:

  • Social Medial & Emergency Management
  • Disaster Financial Assistance
  • Continuing Care Business Continuity Planning
  • Legal Consideration...
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Emergency Management in Canada: How Does It Work?

Posted by Jacob Hillier on May 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (2)

In a country that borders on three oceans and spans six time zones, creating an emergency response system that works for every region is a huge challenge.  That's why emergency management in Canada is a shared responsibility.  That means everyone has an important role to play, including individuals, communities, governments, the private sector and volunteer organizations.


Basic emergency preparedness starts with each individual.  If someone cannot cope, emerg...

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72 Hours.....Is your family prepared?

Posted by Jacob Hillier on May 3, 2011 at 6:29 PM Comments comments (1)

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face - whether natural or human-induced.

Emergency Preparedness Wek (May 1-7, 2011) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at the least 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.  This special week is a national effort of provincial and terrirorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada...

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Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted by Jacob Hillier on May 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

The week of May 1-7 is Emergency Preparedness Week, please check back often for more information.

Family Preparedness: Is your family prepared?

Posted by Jacob Hillier on May 3, 2011 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Preparing for an emergency is important and something the whole family can do.  By taking a few steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact on yourselves and your families.

Here are three simple steps to better prepare your family to face a range of emergencies:

  1. Know the risks - although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region (like what to do i...
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Linkedin Group Created

Posted by Jacob Hillier on April 2, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

We are always striving to enhance and expand your networking opportunities and in that spirit we have created a SCEPA 'Group' on the Linkedin website.

Linkedin operates the world's largest professional network on the internet with more than 100 million members in over 200 countires and territories.  Roughly one million new members join linkedin every week, at a rate equivalent to a professional joining the site faster than one member per second.

You can find the...

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