Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place in early May to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
Take a look below for a variety of resources from PreparedBC to help you be ready in the event of a flood, wildfire, earthquake, or other emergency situation.
A home emergency plan is the singular document where the names of doctors, medications, emergency contacts, and even your utility providers are listed. It’s an outline of how your household will respond to a disaster of any kind. Keep a copy of it in your emergency kit for reference.
Bonus: the Household Preparedness Guide is a supplement to the Household Emergency Plan and can help you identify hazards, make an emergency plan, and build an emergency kit.
Floods are common emergencies at all times of the year, but especially in the spring and early summer in our province. PreparedBC’s Flood Preparedness Guide can help you outline a plan before flooding takes place, stay informed and safe during a flood, and make a cleanup and recovery plan for after a flood is over.
According to PreparedBC, there are more than 1,600 wildfires in BC each year. Their Wildfire Preparedness Guide can help you prepare your household, protect your property, and understand what to do if a wildfire is close to your community.
PreparedBC has many resources, including a guide on earthquakes and tsunamis. While tsunamis may not be the top of the list of risks here in Terrace, earthquakes are more of a concern—and an average of 3,000 earthquakes are reported across our province every year.
Download the guide to learn how to prepare your home, build an earthquake kit, and protect yourself in the event of an earthquake.
Unlike short-term hazards such as earthquakes or floods, a pandemic can last much longer and impact the whole province. That makes preparation a little different.
Download the guide to learn how to prepare for future pandemics and remain prepared during the changing circumstances of the current pandemic.
In addition to the guides above, PreparedBC has a collection of guides for more specific situations—like guides for pet owners or those who live in apartments or condos.