The City of Parksville welcomes residents to participate in an online Zoom discussion about emergency preparedness.
The pandemic has changed the way people live and work, and for Parksville and Qualicum Beach emergency program co-ordinators (EPC) engaging the community is no exception.
Emergency Management Oceanside (EMO), an organizational partnership between the City of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, is set to host a series of Zoom meetings to discuss emergency preparedness and answer questions.
Without pandemic restrictions in place the EPCs would normally be working in the community, meeting with residents and neighbourhood groups to talk about emergency preparedness.
In this respect, EMO will reach out virtually and hope residents consider spending an hour on Zoom with two EPCs who promise to have a smile on their faces to help with those January blahs.
The first session on Jan. 13 is now full, but two more sessions are planned; Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.
Anyone who would like to participate is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org and advised which date they’d prefer. Once confirmed, participants will receive Zoom instructions by email.
Please be advised that the meetings are closed but screen names will be visible.
Participants will need a computer with an internet connection and can join by clicking the link to be provided. If participants have a working camera but do not have a working microphone on their computer, they can call the phone number provided. If participants do not have a working camera or microphone on their computer, they can at least call the number provided as well.
If participants have specific subjects for discussion or questions, please send those to email@example.com, and the EMO will do their best to provide answers.
— NEWS Staff, submitted