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Get Prepared

Do You 72?

When disaster does strike, the best protection is knowing what to do. Emergency Preparedness is more than having an emergency kit. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours as it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. It includes:

  • understanding what could happen where you live work and play,
  • discussing with your family, friends and neighbours what you could, should, and will do after the emergency, and
  • assembling equipment, supplies, and food to sustain you for at least 72 hours.

Follow the steps below to get prepared at home, work, and in your neighbourhood.

Know The Risks

Know the Risks

Learn about and prepare for the hazards that put you at risk where you live, work, and play. Understanding the risks is the first step in becoming prepared.

Hazards A to Z

The following list contains the natural risks and other hazards regularly monitored by the British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program.

Hazard Hunt

Complete a hazard hunt to make your home and workplace safer. 

Make A Plan

Make a Plan

Emergencies can happen when we least expect them, and often when families are not together. Having an emergency plan for all parts of your life will save time and make real situations less stressful.

Get A Kit

Get a Kit

In case of a major event, you will need some basic supplies and equipment set aside, and easily accessible. 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.

Use the checklists in the sections below in your preferred language.

  • Be Involved

    Request a presentation MoreVolunteer for Burnaby's Emergency Program.
  • Learn From Us

    Request a presentation MoreRequest a presentation at an event or workplace in Burnaby.
  • What We Do

    Request a presentation MoreLearn about how the Emergency Program supports you.