Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Resources:

B.C Government Website

Emergency management in British Columbia is guided by four pillars: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery. Learn how the province is involved in emergencies and find resources for your household, neighbourhood and community.

Canadian Government Website

As our flagship publication, this guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies. Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.

Indigenous services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners with First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

The SLRD Emergency Program works in the four electoral areas to lead and support emergency management activities in the Regional District. Working closely with member municipalities, and under the direction of the Electoral Area Directors Committee and Chief Administrative Officer, the SLRD Emergency Program prepares for, responds to, and helps communities recover from large-scale disasters and emergencies.

Public safety and the well-being of citizens is a crucial function of local government. Local hazards and local hazard warnings must be taken seriously, which is why the District of Lillooet has an Emergency Management Program.The Emergency Management Program is responsible for the direction and control of coordinated response to and recovery from major emergency events or disasters.
Lillooet Tribal Council
The Lillooet Tribal Council is one of only a few Nations who has an Emergency Management Coordinator to assist member nations in working with EMBC and other government agencies that are responding to all emergencies and planning and preparing for unplanned events.Canadian Red CrossWhen personal disasters strike, the Canadian Red Cross provides food, shelter, clothing and essential supplies for up to 72 hours.
Tech Soup- Guide for protecting and recovering computer and digital resources.

Whether it’s an earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, or human-caused calamity, a disaster can seriously impact your organization’s operations. “The Resilient Organization,” developed with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery in three sections.

BC Hydro – Outages and Safety

Report an outage, find current and planned outages, and tips on how to prepare for outages at your home or business.

Okanagan Website

Resources provided by Regional District of Okanagan-Similmakeen



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