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.
Our priority is to protect British Columbians and ensure our province is best positioned to effectively respond to the pandemic.
Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the province's lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including response, planning, training, testing and exercising.
Emergencies happen. Depending on their severity, your household could be on its own for several days while officials help those who need it most.
Sounds scary, but it doesn't have to be. PreparedBC's website can help you understand the hazards you face and how to prepare for them.
In B.C., local governments lead the initial response to emergencies and disasters in their communities.
Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers are at the heart of emergency response in British Columbia.
Emergencies are managed first at the local level. However, if the situation escalates, the provincial emergency management structure is activated. Following the response phase of an emergency, the Government of British Columbia will then work to support communities on their road to recovery.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) provides advice, guidance and support to members of the British Columbia fire service.