Wildfire Safety and Evacuation Preparedness
Wildfire and Evacuation Safety & First Aid
As the former residents of Lytton, BC found out in an alarming way, our region is getting hotter and more unpredictable every day. The wildfire that decimated the entirety of Lytton, a town that had about 250 residents and was about 260 kilometers northwest of Vancouver. Stranded former residents had little time to evacuate, and many of them were unprepared for life in the aftermath of the fire.
Coping with unpredictable weather is sadly becoming a more predictable aspect of life. Fortunately, with a bit of pre-planning, you can ensure that you and your family are prepared for voluntary or forced evacuations.
Preparing a ‘go-bag’ for Emergencies
If you live in a high-risk fire area, it is more important than ever to have an evacuation kit ready to go for each family member. Some larger general retailers have experienced shortages of critical emergency supplies. As a specialist supplier, Pickering Safety is focused on safety and security products for industry, education and home needs. We want the public to know that we maintain extensive inventories for some of the most essential first aid and fire safety products.
For many people learning about the Lytton tragedy, there is new urgency around building an evacuation go-bag. While there is some room for personalizing your kit, the following items constitute the basics:
- Phone and phone chargers (ideally with a solar battery)
- Medical and other ID cards
- First aid kits
- Packable food items
- Whistle and mirror
- Hand-crank radio
- Emergency contact numbers and plan for temporary housing
- Clothing and dopp kit
- Pen and paper
- Utility knife
As British Columbia’s premier first aid supplier for many decades, we feel a kinship with the victims of the Lytton fire. We are here to answer your questions about how to stay safe during fire season, and hope that you and your loved one stay safe.
Best Selling Covid-19 Safety Products
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have seen a massive surge in demand for Personal Protective Equipment. Pickering Safety is proud to help supply PPE products along with many other safety products that make life during the pandemic a little easier for the public and professionals. While searching for much-needed safety supplies many people today have to deal with masks, lines and product stock-outs; this can be particularly challenging for businesses looking to purchase in bulk. Pickering Safety is proud to be a trusted and reliable source of Covid-19 safety products and has had the privilege of helping many people and businesses survive the day-to-day demands of the pandemic.
Our Top 5 Bestselling Pandemic Products
Stocked in a variety of popular sizes and dispensing options, our hand sanitizers are perfect for keeping in all areas of your business (entrances, bathrooms, display areas, cash registers) for easy access. With alcohol solutions carrying between 70-80% in addition to glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water, our hand sanitizers are manufactured under strict standards and you can be assured of their quality.
Many people have paid more attention to the surfaces in their homes since COVID-19. Our versatile surface cleaner is safe for hands and has a slow-evaporating solution that retains contact longer for more protection. Its formula also follows the Canadian government guidelines for COVID-19 surface disinfectants.
One of the most effective ways you can protect against the transmission of germs and viruses is to wear our medical safety gloves. Unlike protective safety gloves that are used to protect against cuts and scratches, medical safety gloves promote sanitary conditions and equipment handling for home or in the workplace. We stock several powdered and unpowdered versions of safety gloves that meet almost every need.
If you are seeking a convenient and protective mask for every day use, consider our top selling kn95 masks. These masks provide an enhanced level of protection versus standard surgical masks. The adjustable nosepiece, dual strap design, and five-layer filter contribute to a comfortable and effective design for the workplace.
Reusable Cloth Masks
An outstanding addition to our protective mask line up is our reusable cloth mask in three-ply fabric. Combining protection from droplets and bacteria, our reusable mask is sweat resistant and washable, but perhaps its best feature is that it is anti-fog for people who wear glasses.
As BC’s leading safety-supply company, we can assist you with all your Covid-19 safety needs.