72 hours–is your family prepared? During an emergency, you and your family could be on your own for an extended period of time. Emergency services may not be readily available, as increasing demands are placed on responders. It may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need.
A number of resources to help you identify hazards in British Columbia. You will learn about preparing your family for a variety of disasters such as an earthquakes, floods, severe storms, hazardous material spills and interface fires.
Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Comprehensive checklists for activities for people with disabilities to improve emergency preparedness in a disaster or emergency.
Public Safety Portal
Government of Canada provides you with useful safety information about policing, school safety, food recalls, transportation safety, surfing on the internet, health advisories and more.
Earthquake Preparedness [PDF]
Earthquakes are common in BC and more than 1,200 are recorded each year across the province. Find out about "Drop, Cover and Hold" and what you need to do in case of earthquake.
Pet Safety and Preparedness
Do you have a plan for your family pet in case of a flood, earthquake or fire?
ICE (In Case of Emergency) [PDF]
Your cell phone can be a lifeline during times of crisis. Find out more about ICE.
BC Ministry of Transportation provides important driving tips for all types of driving conditions and considering the distinct hazards through the winter and summer seasons.
More Safety Information
Information about Home Safety for Seniors, Outdoor Safety, Health Safety, Natural Hazards Safety, Travel Safety and Hazardous Materials Safety.
Resources to help business develop a plan to prepare their staff and facility in the event of an emergency or disaster Information for Business and Industry
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Family Preparedness Information
It is always a good idea to have extra supplies on hand. Here are some recommendations: