Disasters have been occurring around the globe with unprecedented frequency, bringing to the forefront the need to be prepared for disasters of all kinds.
In Burnaby we believe that the more work we do today, the more we can help the residents and businesses in our community. With preparation, our City can become more resilient to the effects of a disaster and better prepared to cope after a major disaster.
It is important that everyone, from school aged children to seniors, understand that emergency preparedness is something in which we all play a very important role.
Disasters take many forms: floods, winter storms, summer heat waves, chemical spills, fires, earthquakes, etc. When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do.
Know the Risks; Make a Plan; Get a Kit—these three easy steps will guide you towards becoming more prepared
Know the Risks
Learn about the hazards in where you live work and play. More importantly, learn how to prepare for them – a natural hazard need not be a natural disaster. Being prepared can make a world of difference.
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Make A Plan
By definition, emergencies happen when we don't expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what will you do?
Having a family emergency plan will save time and make real situations less stressful.
Making a plan is easy. Watch this informative video, then visit GetPrepared.ca to get started.
Get a Kit
In case of a major event you will need some basic supplies set aside. Many emergency kit items may already be in your home. It's just a question of taking some time and putting them together as your emergency kit.
Put the supplies for your kit all together, in one place that is easily accessible for the entire family.