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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.

Prepare and protect your family, home, or business from an earthquake, fire, or other emergency

Earthquakes

Vancouver is at a high-risk of having an earthquake. Be prepared. Learn what we are doing and how you can help if an earthquake strikes.

Prepare for disasters

Get all of the help, information, and training you need to keep yourself, your family, and your property safe during an earthquake or other emergency.

How Vancouver prepares for emergencies

Learn about City of Vancouver projects and initiatives for keeping our city safe during an earthquake or other disaster.

Volunteer to help in an emergency

Learn how you can volunteer for public events, and become an emergency volunteer during an earthquake or other disaster with the Vancouver Volunteer Corps.

Fire safety

Keeping yourself, your family, and your home safe from a fire. Get prevention tips, apply for fire permits and inspections, and find out what to do after a fire.

Get and manage alarm permits for security systems

All homes and businesses with an alarm system or security system must have an alarm permit and renew it every year. Apply for and manage your alarm permit.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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Last modified: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:21:51

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