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British Columbia, Canada

Emergency Preparedness

Download the BC FireSmart Guide to protecting your home from wildfire.

Visit and sign up to receive email information updates whenever the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre is activated in response to any emergency in the Central Okanagan.

While the chance of zombies a-knockin’ on your door is pretty slim, Emergency Management BC does believe that if you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for any disaster.

 Read the 2016 Guide to Emergency Preparation for People with a Disability.

Zombie Preparedness Tips

  • Tip #1: Ensure your gas tank is always half full.
  • Tip #2: Have emergency kits for your home, office and car.
  • Tip #3: Have a plan!
  • Tip #4: Get an emergency kit.
  • Tip #5: Have an out-of-province contact.

Want to know what to include in your personal grab and go emergency kit?  Is there an emergency right now? Check to stay up to date with all the facts.  Watch the brief video to find out more about having a Family Emergency Plan.



Downloadable Resources (New May 2015):

  1. PreparedBC: Household Preparedness Guide: Since preparedness starts in the home, this eleven-step guide has all the information needed to get prepared now, such as building an emergency kit, gathering items for your grab-and-go bags and identifying a safe meeting place.


  1. In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide: This eight-step guide will help people connect with their neighbours in the spirit of community resiliency and disaster readiness. Join forces with your neighbours so you collectively know what to do in an emergency, who to check on and what resources are available nearby.


  1. Basic Emergency Supply Kit card: A graphics-based, easy to follow resource that identifies essential emergency preparedness supplies.

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