Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Victoria is the City of Victoria’s resource for emergency preparedness. The City has a comprehensive plan and skilled team in place to respond to emergencies quickly and effectively in order to put the people and places in Victoria on the path to recovery as quickly as possible.

We invite residents and businesses to rethink what it means to be emergency prepared. The good news is you’re actually more prepared than you think. Disaster-resilient communities are made up of people who practise ‘everyday readiness’ such as knowing your neighbours, making sure your cell phone is always charged, and buying a few extra tins of food each time you’re at the store. Together we are ready.

Get Connected!

In the event of an emergency, for updates follow the City of Victoria on Twitter and Facebook, and follow EmergencyInfo BC on Twitter. Learn more.

Get Your Kit Together Video Series

Do you have your kit together? Having essential supplies handy in an emergency is a vital part of preparedness. A home kit enables survival for a minimum of seven days.

This week's video focuses on preparing an emergency kit for your workplace. Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. Having a well-stocked emergency kit at work is helpful in the event an emergency occurs while on the job. Check out this week's "Work" emergency kit video.

For information on what to include in your home, business and pets' emergency kits, view our Recipe for Disaster series.

FREE  Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Learn more about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your home and vehicle emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster by attending a free, two-hour Emergency Preparedness Workshop. View our 2017 workshop dates!

Fault Lines - CBC Podcast Series

Check out 'Fault Lines', a CBC Vancouver podcast series hosted by seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe, designed to help you, your family and neighbours prepare for a major earthquake.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Emergency Management Victoria in partnership with InDro Robotics, is building custom Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for emergency response operations. UAVs can assist with damage assessments, providing immediate situational awareness, locate lost or trapped individuals, perform structural analysis of damaged infrastructure, deliver emergency supplies, detect heat and chemicals, and capture images from inaccessible places.
Below is some video footage from the UAV demonstration that took place in Centennial Square, shortly after ShakeOutBC.
 Everyday readiness for every person, every business, every organization.