Emergency management in B.C.
Prepare for severe weather
Severe weather like thunderstorms, hail, blizzards, high winds or heavy rain can happen without warning and in any season. Prepare for severe weather.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week (October 3 to 9) aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves safe from fire.
Floods are common in B.C. and can happen at any time of year.
Emergency management in British Columbia is guided by four pillars: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery. Learn how the province is involved in emergencies and find resources for your household, neighbourhood and community.
The Great B.C. ShakeOut is October 21. Find all of the resources needed to hold your own event.
Prepared BC offers downloadable guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help you prepare for emergencies.
Prepare or recover from a disaster:
- Know the hazards and make a plan
- Prepare emergency supplies
- Find guides and resources
- Learn what happens in an evacuation
- Financial assistance after a disaster
Education and awareness materials for hazards and preventable emergencies:
- General public education programs
- Resources for teachers
- Community events
- Social media kits
Emergency management for local communities:
- Make and maintain emergency plans
- Assessment and analysis tools
- Recovery and post-disaster resources
- Emergency Support Services
- Funding for community response and recovery
- Training staff and volunteers
- Volunteer programs we work with
The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) provides:
- Applicable legislation and codes
- Firefighter standards and training
- Fire incident reporting
- Structure protection program (SPP)
- Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner (LAFC)
- Fire service awards
Provincial level emergency management includes:
- Guiding legislation and policies
- Testing and exercising provincial plans
- Indigenous partnership table events
Contact information for Emergency Management BC programs and offices.