Contents of a 72 Hour Emergency Kit
Civic Addressing - more than a number, it's a lifeline when you need it most
Links to Outside Agencies
EM FAQs/Links FAQ's
Where can I learn more about the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George’s emergency management program?
What should I put in my home or cabin emergency kit?
Just the basics! Food, water, safety supplies and essential personal items. This kit should be small enough to carry in case you are evacuated from your home.Here is a list of suggested items
Where can I find information about preparing my business for emergencies?
You should have a plan for your business and employees – it is just responsible business management. Big or small, your ability to be ready depends on planning and preparedness.
How do I look after my pets during an emergency?
Owners are responsible for the care of their personal pets, companion animals and recreational livestock during emergencies. In addition to building a kit for your ‘human family’ you need have supplies and transportation ready for your animals. You will also be responsible for emergency accommodations for your animals should you have to evacuate from your home.
My family and I operate a commercial Agricultural business with beef cattle and horses. Is there support for moving commercial livestock during an Evacuation Alert?
Yes. The Province of BC has policies in place to provide support to commercial livestock producers. They may receive assistance from the Regional District Emergency Program in relocating their commercial livestock during evacuation alerts - if necessary.
Are there any tools that can help me plan for moving my pets and commercial livestock?
Our local Beaverly-Mud River Farmers Institute has developed a simple Emergency Planning Worksheet for livestock owners! Many thanks to them for agreeing to make it available for others!
For additional information contact the Emergency Services Coordinator at 250-960-4400.
I’m thinking of moving to the area, what are some of the local hazards?
Some hazards are with us all year round while others come and go with the seasons.
Is there any help available for my neighbor who just lost everything in a house fire yesterday – who should I call?
Call 250-960-4400 (24/7) and request contact with the Regional District Emergency Management staff for the Evacuee Support Program.
More information about the Evacuee Support Program
Where can I get Regional District Public Safety Warnings and Updates?
When significant public safety information is received by the Regional District, emergency preparedness warnings, alerts and notifications are posted at:
What does shelter in place mean?
Evacuation Alert, Order and Rescind – what the difference? How does this affect me and my family?
An Evacuation Alert means – now is the time to get ready to leave.
An Evacuation Order means – LEAVE NOW!An Evacuation Rescind means – it is permissible to return to the area with consideration of safety concerns that may still be present.
Where can I get the most up to date information on fire bans and active wildfires?
The Regional District does not provide burning permits. The BC Wildfire Service website is the best place to get burning permit and wildfire related information. The links below will provide you with access to their home page and contact numbers should you require a permit.
Are there any apps available that will help me be better prepared?
How can I be more informed about insurance before talking to my insurance broker?
It is really dry and with the rivers and creeks low, are we at risk of drought in 2016?
The latest information on drought in BC can be found at the BC Drought Information Portal.
I've see people dumping green liquid from yellow drums, marked HAZMAT into the lake - who should I call?
I am really concerned about our air quality, where can I find out more about open burning?
Anyone burning material also must comply with any local bylaws that exist for fire protection and/or air quality. Air pollution from burning of waste can generate plumes of smoke which can generate fire brands and flying debris.
More information can be found at the link below or the Ministry of Environment Fact Sheet on Burning located on the Helpful Resources and Sample Documents page.
Where can I get updates and more information on public health alerts and advisories in my area?
Health alerts for communities around the Northern Health region are listed on the Northern Health website at the link below. These alerts are posted to provide Northern BC residents with information on how to protect your family's well-being and avoid illness due to a local health situation, including (but not limited to): an outbreak of a communicable disease like influenza, gastrointestinal illness or C-difficile; unsafe water conditions; a food recall, or; swimming advisories based on algae blooms.
Our community is not near the coast, why should we care about earthquakes?
True, most of the land mass within the regional district is not considered High Hazard for Earthquakes however we often travel to places where earthquake hazard risks are high. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is committed to safeguarding our communities through the provision of emergency management and preparedness.
We live in interior BC but we travel the world and preparedness knows no borders. More additional information and great video’s can be found at: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/
My Company has been working for the Regional District Emergency Management Program on a response – what needs to be on my invoice so that I can get paid?
For suppliers to receive payment, the Regional District requires the following information on submitted invoices: