Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies and disasters are unpredictable and can happen at any time. While the unknown can be frightening and stressful, the ability to cope with an emergency can be improved by having an emergency preparedness plan.

Here are three simple steps to better prepare you and your family in the event of an emergency:

  1. Know the risks
    Knowing the risks specific to our community and region can help you better prepare.
  2. Make a plan and practice it
    Every Chilliwack household needs an emergency plan. Having a plan and practicing it removes some of the unknown in an emergency situation.
  3. Get an emergency kit
    During an emergency, you may need to get by without power or tap water. You will also need some basic supplies. Plan to be on your own for a minimum of three days.

City of Chilliwack Emergency Program

Our Emergency Program is operated by the Chilliwack Fire Department. The Emergency Program coordinates response from elected officials, city departments and other agencies as per the City of Chilliwack Emergency Response and Recovery Plan.

Emergency Operations Centre

Our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will support and coordinate responders during a large scale emergency. Chilliwack regularly provides EOC and emergency management training for municipal staff.

Attachments
Description Date File Size
Chilliwack Emergency Response and Recovery Plan 2016-07-22 754KB
Emergency Grab & Go Bag 2011-03-15 33KB

Bulletins & Newsletters

Quarterly Chilliwack Emergency Preparedness Newsletter, Special Bulletins and Weekly Emergency Coordination Centre Incident Summaries.

Quarterly Chilliwack Emergency Preparedness Newsletter: | Special Bulletins: | Weekly Emergency Coordination Centre Incident Summaries

Emergency Kits

During an emergency, you may need to get by without power or tap water. You will also need some basic supplies. Plan to be on your own for a minimum of three days.

Emergency Plans

Every Chilliwack household needs an emergency plan. Having a plan and practicing it removes some of the ‘unknown’ in an emergency or disaster situation.

Partners in Preparedness

They do everything from leading air and ground searches and helping the victims of serious car accidents to setting up networks of volunteer teams and coordinating services for victims of natural disasters.

Amateur Radio | Community Policing Services | Emergency Social Services | Search and Rescue