Emergency Preparedness


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.

Getting Started

There are simple things you and your family can do to prepare for an emergency. And you may already be doing them! Check out our helpful VictoriaReady brochure to see where you're at and what you need to do.  

Sign Up for Vic-Alert

Vic-Alert is the City of Victoria's new emergency notification service. Vic-Alert sends you updates and instructions by text, phone and email on major emergencies that may impact you. Learn more and sign up for Vic-Alert.

Get Ready to ShakeOut Victoria! 

Get ready to Drop! Cover! and Hold On! Sign up to participate in the annual ShakeOutBC province-wide earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.

Emergency Workshops this Fall

Check out what to include in your family's emergency kits and register for one of our free workshops this fall to learn more about what you need to be prepared to cope for up to seven days in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

Tips to Emergency Preparedness

Here are some tips to help you and your family be prepared for an emergency! 

 
 
Everyday readiness for every person, every business, every organization.