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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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North American Occupational Safety & Health Week 2019

FirstOnSite has been in the emergency restoration and reconstruction business for more than 30 years. We believe that safety is a habit, which requires a commitment to “people, passion, and prevention.” In recognition of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place from May 5 to 11, we will share information, resources and tips to help create …

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How to protect your property against flood damage

Spring is finally here. With it comes the end of cold snaps, sunnier weather and, the melting of snow and ice. While it’s typical to take the time to enjoy the nicer conditions, it’s important to ensure your property is properly prepared for the change in weather. Warmer temperatures cause snow and ice to melt rapidly, and that often leads to an excessive buildup of water. This is one of the most common causes of flooding, and basements are particularly prone to feeling the brunt of its effects.

The better your property is prepared to deal with flooding, the less likely it will be to experience damage.

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