Get Prepared

Now is the time to get prepared, and know when to leave and what to take with you.

Know the difference between an Evacuation Alert & Order if there’s risk of a #BCWildfire in your area.

Evacuation Alert: It’s time to get prepared to leave on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready.

Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.

Some things you can do while on Evacuation alert is:

  1. Have grab-and-go bags packed for all members of your household, including pets!
  2. Park your vehicle forward-facing so you can drive away quickly and ensure you have a full tank of gas.
  3. Move all fuel sources at least 10 metres from your house. This includes items like firewood, furniture and propane tanks if possible.

Grab-and-go bags are prepared for when you need to leave immediately in the event of an emergency, like a wildfire. Below are some items to pack in your bag(s):

  • Food (ready to eat) and water
  • Phone charger and battery bank
  • Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Small first-aid kit and personal medications
  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers
  • Cash in small bills
  • Local map with your family meeting place identified
  • Seasonal clothing and an emergency blanket
  • Pen and notepad
  • Whistle