Government of B.C.

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.


Emergency Management

Emergency Management BC is the Province's lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including planning, training, testing and exercising, to help strengthen provincial preparedness.


Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers are at the heart of emergency response in British Columbia.

Response & Recovery

Emergencies are managed first at the local level. However, if the situation escalates, the provincial emergency management structure will be activated.

Fire Safety

The Office of the Fire Commissioner is a leader in fire safety awareness and prevention in British Columbia.

Flood Protection and Planning

flooded road

Emergency Management BC is accepting proposals until August 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm from eligible entities for funding under the National Disaster Mitigation Program to help reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events. Please visit the Flood Protection and Planning page for more details.

Emergency Info BC

Emergency Info BC is the Government of British Columbia’s official channel for large-scale and provincial-level emergency information, alerts and notifications.

You can find Emergency Info BC online at @EmergencyInfoBC (Twitter) and Emergency Info BC.

Earthquake Immediate Response Plan

Know Your Zone

Know Your Zone

B.C.'s coastal communities have been divided into five "notification zones" (PDF, 6.6MB). What zone are you in?

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