Preparedness Multimedia Resources
Welcome to the preparedness-related multimedia resource library where you will find links to books, articles, videos and audio clips to supplement the Master of Disaster learning resources.
|ARTICLES & BOOKS|
|Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic||Center for Disease Control||This graphic novella demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies.||Disease outbreaks|
|Vancouver Island Health Authority||This 40 minute video narrated by Hudson Mack discusses the importance of personal preparedness: it’s not a matter of when a disaster will happen - it will.||No specific hazard|
|BC Earthquake Alliance||This 23 minute video simulates this hypothetical, but realistic disaster scenario and looks at what damage can be expected and what people can do to prepare themselves.||No specific hazard|
|PreparedBC YouTube channel||PreparedBC||Collection of preparedness videos from PreparedBC.||No specific hazard|
|Government of Canada||
How to prepare a family plan.
|No specific hazard|
|Government of Canada||How to prepare a family emergency kit.||No specific hazard|
|ShakeOutBC YouTube channel||ShakeOutBC||Collection of preparedness videos from ShakeOutBC.||Earthquakes|
|Simon Fraser University||
What to do when an earthquake hits and you are in a classroom or office, a lab, out in the open, or out in the field.
|City of Vancouver||
Video of a hypothetical, yet plausible, earthquake scenario in Vancouver. Stresses personal preparedness in advance of a disaster.
|FEMA||Animated video about earthquakes.||Earthquakes|
|Public Service Announcement||FEMA||Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson promotes earthquake preparedness.||Earthquakes|
|The First Sue Nami||Designmatters and NOAA||Sue Nami explains tsunami facts, warning signs and preparedness.||Tsunami|
|Throttle Decisions||Avalanche Canada||A fast-paced video series aimed at encouraging mountain sledders to become better trained in avalanche safety.||Avalanches|
|Know Before You Go||Utah Avalanche Center||Compelling video on the “Know Before You Go” avalanche safety program.||Avalanches|
|Knowledge is Powder||Utah Avalanche Center||Video highlights five points for snowmobilers to think about before heading into the mountains.||Avalanches|
|FEMA||Animated video about storms.||Severe weather|
This video teaches children what to do in different types of severe weather—such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and extreme heat or cold—and what they can do to prepare.
|Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (Alberta)||Animated video on safety in case of an airborne release of a hazardous chemical.||Hazardous materials|
|Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (Alberta)||Educational video on what to do in the event of an airborne release of a hazardous substance.||Hazardous materials|
|Center for Disease Control||What the CDC is doing to ensure that families are safer and healthier in these ever-changing times.||Disease outbreaks|
|Go Farther - Get Avalanche Trained||Avalanche Canada||Hand-outs, powerpoint presentations, activities, the Youth Educators Newsletter and more.||Avalanches|
|Power Outage Preparedness||BC Hydro||During a power outage, you may be left without heating, lighting or hot water. You can reduce the effect of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance.||Severe weather and power outages|
|Zombie Preparedness||PreparedBC||A story about zombie preparedness and a fictional survivor’s blog outlining a community hit by a disease outbreak linked to a zombie attack.||Disease outbreaks|
|Are You Prepared? Zombie Preparedness||Center for Disease Control||What first began as a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. The CDC continues to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via Zombie Preparedness.||Disease outbreaks|