Regional district talks neighbourhood safety

The Regional District of Nanaimo is hosting a workshop this Saturday (Oct. 25) as part of its Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

Safety starts in the home and also around the neighbourhood.

The Regional District of Nanaimo is hosting a workshop this Saturday (Oct. 25) as part of its Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

The idea behind the program is to empower laypeople to demonstrate self-resiliency in certain emergency situations. The full-day workshop will feature a range of speakers who will guide residents on how to build and maintain emergency planning teams on their blocks.

For example, RCMP Victim Services will talk about identifying and assisting people who are in shock and B.C. Forest Service will offer fire safety advice. There will also be discussion of household insurance, communications and best practices in neighbourhood emergency preparedness.

The workshop goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nanoose Place community centre at 2925 Northwest Bay Rd. For more information or to register, please e-mail beready@rdn.bc.ca or phone 250-390-6541.