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.

Find your local emergency program!

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: CRD Prepareyourself.ca
  2. Provincial: Emergency Management BC Preparedness
  3. Federal: Government of Canada Preparedness

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.

26 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness!

Have you wanted to get prepared but don't know where to start? An easy way to get prepared is by following one simple tip a week for 26 weeks. There is a printable list of tips available, or follow us @crd_bc to see the #26weeks posts and receive weekly tips.

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.

Emergency Preparedness News and Events in the CRD

  • Saanich - Thursday, September 10 - Volunteer Information Session

  • Sooke - Wednesday September 23 - How to use a portable fire extinguisher

  • Saanich - Tuesday, September 29 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • Oak Bay - Thursday, October 15 - Emergency Preparedness Information Session

  • Saanich - Tuesday, October 27 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • Sooke - Wednesday October 28 - Fire Safety for Restaurants and Commercial Cooking Facilities

  • Oak Bay - Tuesday, November 17 - Emergency Preparedness Information Session

  • Saanich - Wednesday, November 18 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • Sooke - Wednesday November 25 - Winter Storm Preparedness

  • Saanich - Tuesday, December 1 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

#26Weeks Emergency Preparedness Tip:

Week 13: Add some dried soups and other items such as crackers, peanut butter, canned meat and vegetables and freeze dried food to your emergency kit. #26weeks

Find out more about what you should have in your emergency kit! Follow us at @PrepareCRD for weekly suggestions!

Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Check out John from North Saanich Fire Department discussing wildfire prevention. If you have not yet built a kit why not start now? Learn more during the 26 week to preparedness event coming soon on how to build your affordable personal or family kit by following us on Twitter @PrepareCRD.

Notice: To check on current fire bans in place for the Coastal Fire Centre go to the Fire prohibitions and Area Restrictions page. 

For more information on the current wildfire status in BC check the BC WIldfire Service or here for more information about the Coastal Fire Zone.


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