Are you ready for an Earthquake?

Living in Vancouver, we could be faced with an earthquake or other natural disaster at any time,yet few of us take the necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared. No one can predict exactly when a disaster will happen so here are some tips to get you started:

1. Find out what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.
2. Make a family emergency plan.
3. Get an emergency kit.

If this sounds daunting to you, why not ask for help?

The Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) offers free workshops as close to you as the West End Community Centre that provide information, training and skills to help you through an emergency.

NEPP offers specific sessions that address the unique challenges that people living in apartments face when preparing for emergencies and will help develop your emergency plan, teach you how to conduct a “home hazard hunt” as well as train you on what to do when an earthquake strikes while you are in your apartment.

For more information on making an emergency plan, call 1-800-O-Canada or visit For a listing of NEPP workshops close to you click here.