Personal Preparedness

Emergencies can happen when we least expect them, and often when household members are not together. Don't let your household be caught without a plan. A household emergency plan can help to save lives! Residents are encouraged to be prepared for at least 72 hours following an emergency.
  • Know the hazards in where you live  work and play. More importantly, learn  how to prepare  for them. In New Westminster several hazards we can encounter are: Earthquakes, Flooding, Weather Events, Transportation Incidents and Interface Fires. Being prepared for these types of events can make a world of difference in an emergency.

  • Emergencies happen when we don't expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what will you do? Having a family emergency plan will save time and make real situations less stressful.
  • In case of a major event where you may have no electricity, no heat and  or no running water you will need some basic supplies set aside. Many emergency kit items may already be in your home. It's just a question of taking some time and putting them together as your emergency kit.