We all have an individual responsibility to be prepared for emergencies. Do you know how much food, water, and other supplies are necessary to sustain you and your family for at least seven days? What are some of the supplies you should have in an emergency kit? Do you know how to prepare an emergency plan for you and your family? Do you know the risks in the Capital Region? This website will provide answers to these questions as well as helpful resources to prepare you and your family for any disaster.

This website is a collaboration between local government emergency programs in the Capital Region which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is comprised of 13 municipalities and three electoral areas. The site is designed to be an ongoing source of emergency preparedness information to residents, resulting in increased resilience on a local level.

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The Guide To Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region

Local emergency programs in the Region have collaborated to create an emergency preparedness guide to help you and your family get ready for any emergency. The book contains information on what do before, during, and after an emergency, and includes handy checklists so you don't forget anything.

Regional Emergency Preparedness Information

Now is the time to ensure you and your family are prepared for a power outage, earthquake or tsunami. The Capital Regional District has a one in three probability of a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. It's not a matter of if an earthquake will happen, but when.

Become Prepared, not Scared!

For more information on Emergency Preparedness:

  1. Regional: Prepareyourself.ca (this website!)
  2. Provincial: Emergency Management BC Preparedness
  3. Federal: Government of Canada Preparedness
  4. Pet Preparedness: Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Looking for Tsunami Preparedness Information?

Help us spread the word about BC tsunami awareness. Check out the resources below produced by Emergency Management BC. This Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Manual and website encourage British Columbians to know the risks, get prepared and make a plan.

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Wild Fire Preparedness & Emergency Plan & Kits

If you spot a wildfire, report it as soon as possible by calling 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.

If you live in or near a forested area, or in an interface zone, make sure your home is protected by removing debris from the roof and maintaining a safety zone around your house clear of flammable debris, shrubs or trees.

  • Move other flammable materials like wood piles or propane tanks well away from your house and outbuildings.
  • Check your home insurance policy to make sure that you have the appropriate coverage.

Ensure that you have a family emergency plan and emergency kit and be prepared in case you are required to leave your home on short notice.

Be ready. Know what to do.

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Want to find out more? Check out Prepareyourself.ca.

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