Public safety and emergency services

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Public safety

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

Emergency management

Are you prepared for an emergency? Learn how the province is involved in emergencies and find resources for your household, neighbourhood and community.

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.

Wildfire Service

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.

News

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Residents of nearly 30 communities will be safer during emergencies with provincial funding for emergency operations centres that will enhance local governments’ and First Nations’ response to emergencies.

New funding provided for local emergency operations centres

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Residents of nearly 30 communities will be safer during emergencies with provincial funding for emergency operations centres that will enhance local governments’ and First Nations’ response to emergencies.