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Emergency preparedness Wednesday

Don Fennell   Feb-04-2019

London Drugs is stepping up to help host a special city safety event Wednesday at Ironwood Plaza.

Photo courtesy City of Richmond


Be prepared.

The two words are heard often these days, especially when it comes to safety.

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This Wednesday (Feb. 6), from noon to 4 p.m., the City of Richmond invites you learn more about emergency preparedness and other community safety initiatives at a special assembly at the urban park outside the Ironwood Plaza location of London Drugs which co-hosting the event along with Richmond Fire-Rescue and Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge project office.

Visitors will be able to sign up to receive immediate word of emergencies through Richmond BC Alert, the city’s emergency notification system. Richmond Fire-Rescue will also be providing details of its safety programs and showcasing a Quint 6 fire truck, the newest addition to its fleet.

Recognizing communities are built on collaboration, London Drugs continues to be a champion in promoting emergency preparedness. Advancing this commitment, London Drugs recently became a recognized supplier of goods and services for emergency social services for the City of Richmond. The program supports people in times of need and crisis. London Drugs is also a voluntary retailer for Partners in Preparedness, a provincial emergency preparedness initiative focusing on business. It is led by Emergency Management British Columbia. London Drugs will be featuring emergency preparedness items throughout the store, to help residents build their emergency kits.

Wednesday will also provide an opportunity to learn about Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge, which revolves around developing resilient physical and virtual platforms. These are integrated seamlessly across all levels of government to enhance quality of life and minimize the impacts from major disasters. Richmond is one of 10 finalists competed for one of two $10 million prizes in Infrastructure Canada’s nationwide Smart Cities Challenge.

For more information on the City’s proposal and the Smart Cities Challenge click.


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