Preparing an Emergency Kit for Your Car
Cross items off the list as you put them in your car. Print or download the Emergency Car List PDF
Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Click here to connect to British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information.
Emergencies can happen anytime and we all should be prepared. The Provincial Government, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has developed a Guide for Action to Take in preparing for an emergency. Click the following links to find out more information:
- Prepare Your Home
- Know the Risks
- Build an Emergency Kit
- Neighbourhood Preparedness
- Disaster Response & Recovery
- Travel Safe
- Information for People with Additional Preparedness Needs
Many wildfire in B.C. occur far from cities and towns, but sometimes they threaten homes, businesses and infrastructure. Help keep your family safe by preparing in advance for a potential evacuation alert or order. Develop a household plan, put together your emergency kit and connect with your neighbours.
The objective behind the report is based on the “Filmon” report “Firestorm 2004 Provincial Review”. The report recommended that the province take a lead role to improve fire prevention in the interface.
Click here for more information on the Lumby Wildfire Plan.
Flooding is a common, naturally occurring event in B.C. Although it can happen at any time of year, the most severe floods typically occur in the spring from the influences of heavy rain and snowmelt run-off. The resulting surge of water is usually between April and July and is known as “freshet”. Fore more information on floods including preparedness, protecting your home and property, and to recognize the danger signs, click here.
Heavy snowmelt may contribute to landslides and dangerous debris in creeks and waterways. Be safe and don’t go down to watch the rushing water. If you notice trees beginning to lean or bend near your home, or cracks developing in the hillside, consult an engineer or contact local authorities.
Public Safety Canada, what to do in the event of:
Fortis Gas – Emergency Preparedness
BC Hydro – Safety in Emergency Situations