Experience has shown that after a natural disaster many individuals and neighbourhoods are left on their own for at least 72 hours. Although there is nothing that can be done to prevent a natural disaster, you can prepare now to survive during the emergency and during the next 72 hours.
- Battery Operated Radio
- First Aid
Secure items in your home or office. Interruptions to normal services are likely. Gather your family and neighbours together to develop a plan; it could save your life and the lives of those around you.
Family members may be in different places when a disaster occurs. To prepare for this separation, identify reunion sites as part of the family plan, as well as a neighbourhood reunion site. Also establish an out-of-area contact person.
What to Prepare For
- Self sufficiency - 72 hours
- Preserve property/orderly evacuation
- Prolonged electric system failure
- Warmth - self sufficiency
- Toxic spill
- Reduce potential for injury from fumes / orderly evacuation
- Warm living conditions - self sufficiency
The City of White Rock Fire Department can help you with your emergency preparedness planning. Whether you're an individual or a group, the White Rock Fire Department can help you develop your own emergency preparedness plan for:
- Business / Organization
- Neighbourhood / Community
We make presentations to large or small groups at your location or at the White Rock Fire Hall. To make arrangements for a group or private Emergency Preparedness Presentation, call 604-541-2121 or 604-541-2122 or view more information.