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Get Prepared

Are You Ready?

A natural disaster can strike at any time, without warning. Learn how to make an emergency kit and plan, and protect yourself, your family, and your property.

Get Alertable

NSEM is using Alertable to send out alerts for emergencies such as severe weather and natural disasters.

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Families

(Resources for educators can be found after this section for families.)

Questions to ask about a school’s emergency preparedness plans

In the event of an emergency or disaster during school hours

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Contact your school to learn more about its emergency preparedness plans.

Emergency preparedness resources for educators

Emergency Preparedness Squad. If you’re teaching Kindergarten to Grade 3, consider the Emergency Preparedness Squad learning modules. The curriculum-linked content helps students become emergency preparedness superheroes and to make sure their families are ready when disaster strikes.

Master of Disaster. Master of Disaster is a free classroom program designed to help youth in Grades 4 to 8 learn about hazards in B.C.—like floods, wildfires and earthquakes—and how to get prepared. Learn more about the program and order your teaching and student kits by visiting Prepared BC’s Master of Disaster: Youth emergency preparedness web page.


Ember, the FireSmart mascot.  Ember can educate students on alertness, adaptability, intelligence and community mindedness. Check out Ember’s den for information and resources on how to help teach students about preventing wildfires by being fire smart.