National Emergency Preparedness Week: Do You Have an Emergency Kit?

National Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3 - 9, 2015) is designed to raise awareness of the importance of having an emergency kit and making an emergency plan. This annual event takes place across Canada each year during the first full week of May.

Is your family prepared for an emergency such as a power outage, winter storm, earthquake or tsunami? Your family needs to have enough food, water and supplies to cope up to seven days without outside assistance, depending on the emergency. 

Learn 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.

Join us for a FREE workshop on May 4 or 6. View the 2015 Emergency Workshops schedule here.

Monday, May 4           
10 a.m. - Noon        
Victoria City Hall Antechamber

Wednesday, May 6    
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Fairfield Community Association
Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road  

To register, email vema@victoria.ca or call 250.920.3373.

Recipe for Disaster

Can't make it to a workshop? Check out our "At Home" Recipe for Disaster for the "ingredients" to include in your family's emergency kit.

Prepare Victoria!

The Victoria Emergency Management Agency (VEMA) is the City of Victoria’s resource for helping our community prepare for an emergency. It's time to PrepareVictoria!