PreparedBC guide library

PreparedBC offers downloadable guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help you prepare for emergencies. For more information or inquiries about these guides, please contact us at

Core Guides

Household Emergency Plan

This fill-in-the-blanks emergency plan is a playbook for how you and your household will respond to a disaster. Keep a copy of it in your emergency kit for reference.

Household Emergency Plan (PDF, 1.9MB)

Available in: French | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Punjabi

Household Preparedness Guide

This guide is a supplement to the Household Emergency Plan. It explains how to identify hazards, make an emergency plan, and build an emergency kit.

Household Preparedness Guide (PDF, 1.9MB)

Hazard-Specific Guides

Pandemic Preparedness Guide

This guide explains how to prepare for future pandemics and remain prepared during the changing circumstances of a pandemic.

Pandemic Preparedness Guide (PDF, 7.9MB)

Available in: French | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Punjabi

Flood Preparedness Guide

This guide will help you prepare your household, protect your property and know what to do if a flood occurs. 

Flood Preparedness Guide (PDF, 4.7MB)

Wildfire Preparedness Guide

This guide will help you prepare your household, protect your property and understand what to do if a wildfire is close to your community.

Wildfire Preparedness Guide (PDF, 4MB)

Earthquake and Tsunami Guide

A must-read for anyone on B.C.'s coast, where earthquakes and tsunamis are a real risk. This guide explains what to do before, during and after these events.

Earthquake & Tsunami Guide (PDF, 1.5MB)

Landslide Preparedness for Homeowners and Buyers

This guide can help homeowners protect their home and property from landslides, and help buyers identify potential risks.

Landslide Preparedness Guide (PDF, 2.1MB)


Circumstance-Specific Guides

Cover of the PreparedBC Apartment and Condo GuideGuide for Apartments and Condos

This guide provides tailored advice for British Columbians living in multi-family housing, such as apartments, condominiums or townhomes.

Apartments & Condos Guide (PDF, 1MB)

Resources for People with Disabilities

Having a disability means you likely need to take preparedness actions above and beyond the “basics.” This guide dives into them.

Disability Resources (PDF, 720KB)

Prepare Your Pets Guide

Pets are important members of the household, too! This one-page offers tips on how to include pets in your emergency plan.

Prepare Your Pets Guide (PDF, 112KB)

Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide

This guide explores ways you can join forces with your neighbours to respond better to emergencies and recover faster.

Neighbourhood Guide (PDF, 9.1MB)

Guide for Small Business

This guide is tailored to the unique needs of small business owners. Use this guide to help protect your staff and your investment.

Small Business Guide (PDF, 2.47MB) Small Business Emergency Plan (PDF, 57KB)

Guide for Tourism Operators

This guide is tailored to the unique needs of tourism operators. Use this guide's advice to help you look out for the safety of your guests.

Tourism Operator Guide (PDF, 2.5MB) Tourism Emergency Plan (PDF, 6MB)