British Columbia Division

Posts Tagged: emergency-disaster-services

CRU Response Abbotsford Jan 2017

We’re here when you need us.

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Each and every day of the year The Salvation Army Emergency Response units and their teams of volunteers are 'at the ready' to respond to emergencies and disasters of all kinds, often providing support and assistance long after the initial crisis has passed.
In the early morning hours of Saturday January 14th, The Salvation Army Emergency Response Team in Abbotsford received a call to assist First Responders at a house fire on Peardonville Rd. near Queen St.
Reportedly there were 8 people […]

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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

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Are you ready?
Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia.
What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed?
Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our ability to support BCers in times of crisis.
For 125 years, Emergency Disaster Services has been on scene whenever there has been a natural or man made disaster. Fourteen Salvation […]

The Salvation Army Community Response Unit and Emergency Disaster Services Team

Here when disaster strikes

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The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year.

Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During the blaze in Rock Creek, that destroyed 30 homes and several out-buildings, The Salvation Army worked with evacuated families to get them registered and find places to […]

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Salvation Army aids Rock Creek fire evacuees.

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Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen.

"Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down on the top of our house," says Rob, who took refuge at The Salvation Army’s evacuation/reception centre in Kelowna.

Within hours of the blaze starting, the centre, […]

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#yoyo4nepal

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With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, The Salvation Army International Emergency Services team is on the ground in Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies. 

In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend a helping hand.  In Vancouver, one young man in particular has set his sights on raising money for The Salvation Army’s earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.

Michael […]

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Army responds after floods hit Cache Creek.

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Disaster struck the small town of Cache Creek, B.C., in May when a heavy localized rainstorm dropped 30 cm of rain in one hour, causing severe flooding.

“The local storm water channels were no match for that amount of water, and overflowed from the ditches on to the streets, becoming rivers of water, mud, debris and tree roots,” says John McEwan, divisional emergency disaster services director, British Columbia Division.

The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services quickly sprang into action, sending a community […]

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Serving during the Mount Boucherie & Smith Creek Fires.

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The Salvation Army was on site and preprared to respond to two wildfires in West Kelowna but weeks ago. This coincidently was the one year anniversary for the Kelowna’s Emergency Disaster Services team who had responded to two apartment fires just a year previous. Pastor Darryl shared, “to the members of my team here in Kelowna, I am humbled by your dedication and hard-work in these past days and thank you for pouring out your heart to care for others!”

Kelowna’s […]

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TSA disaster response in Chile.

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AS the situation becomes clearer after the April earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Chile, The Salvation Army is stepping up its relief operation. A state of emergency in the region, which was put in place by the government within hours of the initial quake, is still in operation and – according to a government official – will remain so for the for ‘as long as is necessary’.

The Salvation Army’s South America West Territory has relief teams in place in the […]

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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army would like to thank the Saanich Fire Department for generously donating their emergency command unit to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Program.

In a small ceremony on Friday Feb 21st, Mayor Frank Leonard and Saanich Fire Chief Michael Burgess handed the keys to Majors Ed and Kathie Chiu of The Salvation Army ARC.

Both Mayor Leonard and Chief Burgess acknowledged their appreciation for the work that The Salvation Army does for the community both every day but especially at […]

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Donations for New West fire victims.

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Donations have been pouring in for victims of Friday’s fire in Uptown New Westminster that left 36 people homeless.

It wasn’t long before they had more than enough. Way more than enough.

The response and support from the community and the City of New Westminster has been overwhelming.  “We have piles of clothes and now we’re bringing in volunteers to sort them,” shared Captain Sharon Tidd of The Salvation Army New Westminster. “The community is really coming to the rescue.”

The Salvation Army […]