Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery
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.
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Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the province's lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including response, planning, training, testing and exercising.
Disasters happen, and can potentially leave your household on its own for several days.
Sounds scary, but it doesn't have to be. PreparedBC can help you understand and prepare for the hazards in your area.
In B.C., local governments lead the initial response to emergencies and disasters in their communities.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) provides advice, guidance and support to members of the British Columbia fire service. Working together, along with members of the public, we can reduce the number and severity of fires, and lead the way in making our province fire safe.
Emergencies are managed first at the local level. However, if the situation escalates, the provincial emergency management structure is activated. Following the response phase of an emergency, the Government of British Columbia will then work to support communities on their road to recovery.