Keeping you safe during and after a fire, natural disaster, or other emergency, is a City priority. It is important to remember, though, that everyone plays a role in making sure we all stay safe and secure.
How to protect yourself
We are all responsible for ensuring our own safety, and the safety of our family members. Take some time to learn how to reduce your risks, and make sure you understand what to do if disaster strikes.
You should be prepared to evacuate during an emergency, know how to eliminate or minimize the chance of a fire in your home, and understand what to do in the hours and days following a major emergency.
You should also spend time helping every member of your family prepare for emergencies, so that even young children will know what to do to stay out of harm's way.
How the City helps protect you
Vancouver makes significant investments to ensure that the entire city, and everyone in it, remains as safe as possible at all times.
From state-of-the-art firefighting equipment, to free disaster preparedness workshops, to training programs for children, to seismic upgrades of all important roads, bridges, and buildings, you can feel confident that your safety is the City's number one concern.