Preparedness Multimedia Resources

Welcome to the preparedness-related multimedia resource library where you will find links to books, articles, videos and audio clips to supplement the Master of Disaster learning resources. 

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Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic Center for Disease Control This graphic novella demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Disease outbreaks
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Disasters. Here They Come

Vancouver Island Health Authority This 40 minute video narrated by Hudson Mack discusses the importance of personal preparedness: it’s not a matter of when a disaster will happen - it will. No specific hazard

Preparedness Now

BC Earthquake Alliance This 23 minute video simulates this hypothetical, but realistic disaster scenario and looks at what damage can be expected and what people can do to prepare themselves. No specific hazard
PreparedBC YouTube channel PreparedBC Collection of preparedness videos from PreparedBC. No specific hazard

Making a Family Emergency Plan

Government of Canada

How to prepare a family plan.

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Preparing a Family Emergency Kit in Plain English

Government of Canada How to prepare a family emergency kit. No specific hazard
ShakeOutBC YouTube channel ShakeOutBC Collection of preparedness videos from ShakeOutBC. Earthquakes

Drop, Cover, Hold on!

Simon Fraser University

What to do when an earthquake hits and you are in a classroom or office, a lab, out in the open, or out in the field.


Are You Prepared for an Earthquake?

City of Vancouver

Video of a hypothetical, yet plausible, earthquake scenario in Vancouver. Stresses personal preparedness in advance of a disaster.


When The Earth Shakes

FEMA Animated video about earthquakes. Earthquakes
Public Service Announcement FEMA Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson promotes earthquake preparedness. Earthquakes
The First Sue Nami Designmatters and NOAA Sue Nami explains tsunami facts, warning signs and preparedness. Tsunami
Throttle Decisions Avalanche Canada A fast-paced video series aimed at encouraging mountain sledders to become better trained in avalanche safety. Avalanches
Know Before You Go Utah Avalanche Center Compelling video on the “Know Before You Go” avalanche safety program. Avalanches
Knowledge is Powder Utah Avalanche Center Video highlights five points for snowmobilers to think about before heading into the mountains. Avalanches

When The Sky Turns Gray

FEMA Animated video about storms. Severe weather
Severe Weather FEMA

This video teaches children what to do in different types of severe weather—such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and extreme heat or cold—and what they can do to prepare.

Severe weather

Mona Talks About Shelter in Place

Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (Alberta) Animated video on safety in case of an airborne release of a hazardous chemical. Hazardous materials

Shelter in Place

Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (Alberta) Educational video on what to do in the event of an airborne release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials

A New Era of Preparedness

Center for Disease Control What the CDC is doing to ensure that families are safer and healthier in these ever-changing times. Disease outbreaks
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Go Farther - Get Avalanche Trained Avalanche Canada Hand-outs, powerpoint presentations, activities, the Youth Educators Newsletter and more. Avalanches
Power Outage Preparedness BC Hydro During a power outage, you may be left without heating, lighting or hot water. You can reduce the effect of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. Severe weather and power outages
Zombie Preparedness PreparedBC A story about zombie preparedness and a fictional survivor’s blog outlining a community hit by a disease outbreak linked to a zombie attack. Disease outbreaks
Are You Prepared? Zombie Preparedness Center for Disease Control What first began as a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. The CDC continues to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via Zombie Preparedness. Disease outbreaks