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Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

None available


Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)

Municipal Resources

City of Victoria Emergency Management – Includes how to prepare at home, business and service continuity, workshops, volunteer opportunities and other valuable disaster preparation information.

City of Victoria Tsumani Preparation – A very valuable two page pamphlet about tsunamis, protection against tsunamis, and tsunami warning signs for Greater Victoria residents.

District of Saanich Emergency Program – Contains municipal and personal preparedness information, volunteer information, and types of emergencies.


Provincial Government Resources

BC Housing Rapid Damage Assessment Program – Includes links to courses on rapid damage assessment for neighbourhood first responders and professionals.

BC Housing Emergency Social Services – Provides information on BC Housing’s role in a provincially-declared emergency.

Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Manual – An excellent 11-page manual on earthquake and tsunami preparedness.

Emergency Management BC – Includes numerous emergency preparation information links


Federal Government Resources

Canada Earthquakes of the last 30 days – A list of all earthquakes recorded in Canada over the past 30 days. An RSS feed for this list can be found here.

Get Prepared.ca – Covers all types of disasters. Includes a link to the Get Prepared Twitter feed as well as the ability to subscribe to a Safety Tips mailout or RSS feed.

Canadian Disaster Database – Contains detailed disaster information on more than 900 natural, technological and conflict events (excluding war) that have happened since 1900 at home or abroad and that have directly affected Canadians.

Earthquakes Canada – A highly informative site that ncludes historic events, stations and data, research, and preparedness information.

Tsunamis in Coastal BC – Fisheries & Oceans Canada site that includes tsunami research and FAQs


Other Resources

Canadian Red Cross

Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup – A nonprofit public-private coalition who work together to reduce the effects of earthquakes and related hazards, such as tsunami, throughout the Cascadia region, which stretches from northern California to British Columbia.

Federal Emergency Management Agency – American government site that includes both a Plan & Prepare section as well as Recover & Rebuild.

Justice Institute of BC Diploma in Emergency & Security Management