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Announcing Agreement to be Acquired by FirstService

We have exciting news to share today. FirstOnSite and Interstate Restoration have agreed to be acquired by FirstService Corporation (TSX:FSV) (NASDAQ:FSV).

FirstService is a Canadian-founded, North American leader in the property services sector, and are North America’s largest manager of residential communities.

This new partnership further strengthens our position as a North American leader in disaster restoration and is the next step toward our vision of leadership on a global level.

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Winter storms, communications failure top list of business interruptions over past 5 years

According to the 2019 Business Continuity Survey, winter storms and communication failures were the two main causes of business interruptions in the past five years. Angus Reid Global, on behalf of FirstOnSite Restoration, surveyed more than 500 businesses from May 8-10 to learn more about the types of disasters they had encountered and the level of preparedness they had in place.

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Business Continuity Awareness Week – May 13-17, 2019

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is an annual global event that is facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). It is a key vehicle for raising awareness and demonstrating the value that effective business continuity management can have to organizations of all types and sizes. This year’s theme is “Investing in Resilience.”

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How to deal with flooded homes, and what to do to prevent damage

Recently Senior Project Manager, Large Loss North America, Jim Mandeville spoke with CBC Radio about recent flooding, the importance of health and safety, and preventative measures property owners can take to prepare for the next time.

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Be Emergency Ready

This Sunday marked the start of Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and partners. This year’s event coincides with the three-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires, as well as severe flooding in parts of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. With more rain on the way, homeowners and businesses must prepare to protect their property from flooding and water damage.

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