Government of B.C.

Public Safety & Emergency Services

Popular Topics

Criminal Record Checks

Protecting vulnerable people.

Security Industry Licensing

Licensing for security workers and businesses.

Wildfires of Note

Wildfires which are highly visible or which pose a potential threat to public safety.

Services and Information Topics

Public Safety

Public safety is about creating a secure, just and resilient British Columbia.

Crime Prevention

British Columbia is taking action to prevent crime and make communities safer. This includes doing criminal record checks for people working with children and vulnerable adults, deterring metal theft by regulating metal dealers and recyclers, and creating the Protection Order Registry.

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Are you prepared for an emergency? Make sure you’re as ready as you can be for an accident, environmental emergency or natural disaster.

Wildfire Status

Our forests and wildlands cover over 94 million hectares (nearly a million square kilometres) with approximately 2,000 wildfires occurring each year. Thanks to the efforts of the BC Wildfire Service the majority of these fires are contained within 24 hours.

One Source, One Stop

One Source, One Stop

B.C.'s central resource for emergency preparedness information.

One Source, One Stop

Helpline for Children

Helpline for Children

Know a Child Who Needs Help?  Call 310-1234 (no area code needed).

Helpline for Children



In Focus

Financial assistance available for Central and East Kootenay flooding victims

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in the Central and East Kootenay region who may have been impacted from the flooding that occurred from March 15-23, 2017.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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