Use this page to access resources that can help you before, during, and after an emergency.
Emergency Contact Info
Police, fire, medical or criminal emergencies: 9-1-1
Poison Control: 1-800-567-8911
Wildfire Reporting: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone
Chemainus Fire Hall: (250) 246-3121
Conservation Officer Service: 1-877-952-7277
Ladysmith Fire Department: (250) 245-6436
Ladysmith RCMP : (250) 245-2215
Ladysmith BC Ambulance: (250) 245-3231
North Oyster Fire Department: (250) 245-5111
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The PreparedBC website is a central hub of information to help individuals and communities prepare before disaster strikes. The website provides general emergency information and hazard-specific information for everyone in your community. Specific resources are available to help prepare children, seniors, those with disabilities, business & tourism operators and those with pets & livestock. Online resources include videos, downloadable PDF guides, infographics and more.
Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Emergency management in British Columbia is guided by four pillars: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery. Here you can learn how the Province is involved in emergencies and find resources for your household, neighbourhood and community. Whether itâ€™s floods, wildfires, earthquakes or tsunamis, Emergency Info BC links British Columbians to the information they need to respond to and recover from disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Guide
This guide explains in detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies. Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.
These resources can help you respond quickly in an emergency to help yourself and others, understand the risks in your area, create a household emergency plan, and build an emergency kit.
EmergencyInfoBC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies,. They share official response and recovery sources, as well as verified event information from trusted partners.
Provides road travel information for the Province of British Columbia, including current weather conditions, construction delays, route alterations, as well as links to ferry information and highway cameras.
BC Wildfire Service
Offers information on current wildfire activity in B.C., including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province.