Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness

The Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) is British Columbia’s lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Featured Topics

  • Emergency Info BC
    Emergency Info BC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies, and shares verified event information, as well as official response and recovery resources.
  • Prepared BC
    ​Prepared BC offers information and resources to help you get better prepared, such as how to create a home emergency plan and build an emergency kit. Easy to read guides are available for download that will help you prepare for different types of hazards, including floods, wildfires, earthquakes and tsunamis, severe weather and power outages.
  • Emergency Alerts
    In B.C., emergency alerts are broadcast on TV, radio, and cell phones to provide urgent public safety information during life-threatening emergencies.
  • ClimateReadyBC
    A one-stop online platform to help communities and people mitigate and prepare for disasters and climate risks.
  • Disaster Financial Assistance
    Following a disaster, the Province may declare certain events eligible for funding to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.
  • Disaster mitigation programs for communities
    Mitigation helps communities reduce the risk of a natural disaster. Many areas of B.C. are at a high risk for wildfire, drought and flooding, and these risks are made worse by climate change. Mitigation efforts can save money compared to the cost of post-disaster recovery.
  • Provincial emergency plans
    Multi-agency emergency plans are an important part of ensuring B.C. is prepared for an emergency or disaster. Plans are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure a strategy is in place to address future emergencies and disasters.
  • Public safety lifeline volunteers
    Public safety lifeline volunteers are at the heart of emergency response in B.C. Thousands of volunteers across the province lead air and ground searches, help people in motor vehicle accidents, and coordinate services for victims of disasters.

Featured Services

  • Emergency Support Services
    British Columbians forced from their homes by fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies may receive emergency support services for up to 72 hours.