May 2 - 8 is Emergency Preparedness Week.

Emergency Preparedness Week Emergency Kit Givewaway
Enter to win a two-person, three-day emergency kit!

Port Moody Fire Rescue is giving away a two-person, three-day emergency kit, valued at approximately $220. The kit contains emergency essentials such as: food and water rations, water purification tablets, two N95 face masks, foil blanket, wind-up radio, tarp, safety gloves, and a folding shovel.

The contest is now over - thank you to everyone who entered to win an emergency kit. The winner will be announced soon.


Preparing for an emergency is everyone' responsibility. You should know the risks, make a plan, and learn how you can protect yourself. Visit Emergency Info BC for any current active provincial emergencies.

The City of Port Moody's Disaster Response Plan guides us during the event of an earthquake, fire, explosion, or other emergency that requires a coordinated response. While the Plan does not cover every possible situation, it gives guidelines to handle most emergencies.

Know the risks

Visit PreparedBC and GetPrepared.ca to learn more about disaster readiness and discover how you can prepare for different emergencies, including:

Learn what to:

Visit BCHydro to see any current power outages, learn about electrical safety, and discover what you need to know about working around trees and power lines.

Earthquakes

Visit ShakeOutBC to learn how to prepare for an earthquake. View their drill manuals and planning documents for more information.

Visit PreparedBC and GetPrepared.ca to learn:

Learn what to do:

 

Wildfires

Help you, your family and neighbours develop knowledge and skills to prepare for a wildfire before it happens. Visit Firesmart Canada to learn how you can make your home and community “FireSmart.”

Visit the following popular wildfire resources:

Stay Informed

Track wildfire conditions and follow evacuation alerts and orders:

Windstorms

Environment Canada issues wind warnings for the Metro Vancouver area. While they're uncommon, it's best to prepare for a windstorm.

Winds at highs speeds can break tree branches, or uproot or break entire trees, which can lead to power outages, property damage, and blocked roads.

Make a plan

You should make a home escape plan and build an emergency kit to be ready and stay safe in the event of an emergency.

Get prepared with the following resources from PreparedBC and GetPrepared.ca: