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Public safety

Free workshops: Emergency preparedness

The best way to stay safe during any emergency is to be prepared. 

Take a free workshop, and learn exactly how to protect yourself, your family, your pets, and your property during earthquakes or other disasters.

Register for a free workshop

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.

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


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 the help, information, and training you need to keep yourself, your family, and your property safe during an 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, emergencies, disasters, and help others prepare for an emergency.

Fire safety

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

Security alarm permit

Apply for and manage your security alarm permit.

Alertable: public alerting system

Receive public safety alerts directly to your smart phone.

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Get information when an emergency happens.

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