|Jackie Kloosterboer has been leading the
way in emergency preparedness for over 15 years. As Coordinator of the
City of Vancouver’s Public Education Program, Jackie presents more than
100 Emergency Preparedness sessions each year to individuals and
business groups, taking them step by step through the process of how to
prepare their family members and pets for whatever disaster comes their
way. She is often interviewed by a variety of media outlets across
Canada as she promotes the importance of Emergency Preparedness.
Jackie leads a team
of more than 400 Vancouver Emergency Social Services volunteers who are
ready to set up Reception Centers and Group Lodging Centers for those
affected by disaster. Responding to an average of 40 activations each
year, Jackie has seen first-hand the importance of being prepared.
Throughout British Columbia she has taken on leadership roles to assist
those who have been impacted by disaster.