An Emergency Bylaw provides for the establishment, administration and operation of an Emergency Response and Recovery Plan for the City. In the case of major emergency such as a flood or an earthquake, services might be interrupted without notice. Should this happen, the municipal emergency plan will be ready.
The Prince George Fire Chief is the Emergency Program Co-ordinator and is chair of the Emergency Planning Committee, which is comprised of City, RCMP, Fire, Communication and Ambulance officials.
The City of Prince George is prepared for emergencies. Are you?
Be prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more, at home, in your car or at work. Securing your home and putting together an emergency kit is vital; it will give you peace of mind to know that your family is prepared.
Some basics in preparation are:
- Drinking Water (min. 4 litres of water per person per day)
- Food (min. 3 day supply)
- First Aid Supplies
- Hazards: Secure items in your home
- Out of town family emergency phone contact
- Personal items, Medicine, Baby Supplies
- Pet Food/Supplies
- Fire Extinguisher (5lb Dry Chemical - ABC)
In the event of an emergency or disaster, reception centres will be set up for registration and inquiry. The number of reception centres that may be opened and set up would be dependant on the nature of the situation and the evacuation measures. Listen to your battery powered radio for further information.
The Emergency Social Services Committee plans for the provision of care at reception centres for evacuees, victims and emergency response workers.
Other Emergency Preparedness Agencies:
The best way to lessen the impact of an emergency or disaster is to plan and prepare. To this effect, Canadian Red Cross offers disaster preparedness programs. Please call the Red Cross at 1.800.278.7177 or 250.564.6566 for course dates and times. For more information, read our publication "Be Prepared Not Scared".
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