Personal preparedness

Earthquakes and other emergencies can happen without warning.

You can take steps today to prepare and stay safe during these emergencies.

The City is preparing, are you?

Personal preparedness is a shared responsibility, and everyone has a role to play. Planning for emergencies doesn’t need to be hard, and the good news is you are already more prepared than you think.  

Review the steps to preparedness or watch the video  to get started.

Alertable: public alerting system

Download the Alertable app to receive alerts about significant local emergencies.

Free emergency preparedness workshops

Prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes, severe weather, heat waves, and other disasters in our free workshops.

Disaster support hubs

Locate the closest hubs where you can gather after an earthquake or other natural disaster to share information and resources.

When to evacuate or take shelter

In an emergency, you may need to evacuate or stay where you are and shelter-in-place.

Resilient Neighbourhoods Program

We are empowering residents and businesses to respond to unique challenges faced by their communities.

Business emergency preparedness

Planning for business interruptions, emergencies, and disasters is a crucial aspect of running a business.