Public Safety

Be informed about emergencies and how to be prepared


BC AdventureSmart

AdventureSmart is a national program designed to reduce the number of SAR incidents by educating the public on how to be safe in the backcountry no matter what activity you choose. The BC branch of the AdventureSmart program is closely associated with the BC Search and Rescue Association and has a landing page on this site.

BC Emergency Info

Emergency Info BC

Emergency Info BC: Incident and hazard alerting through Twitter, Facebook and timely status updates. Information on disaster preparedness, and directions on how to respond to an ongoing incident. Alerts on Earthquakes, Tsunamis, forest fires, flood conditions, etc

Emergency Management BC Hazard Preparedness: information on planning for earthquakes, tsunami and flooding events; how to survive when disaster strikes.

Prepared BC Twitter

Prepared BC

British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information.

Their goal is to make preparing for emergencies as easy as possible. Depending on the incident, you and your family could be on your own for several days while first responders manage the aftermath. This site tells you what you need to know before an emergency happens.


BC Wildfire Info

The BC Wildfire management branch provides forest fire safety information, prevention advice, fire danger ratings, and the status of current forest fires.



Hug-a-Tree and Survive is a national program aimed at helping children and youth learn the skills to survive in the backcountry if they are lost. Hug a Tree and Survive teaches children ages five to 12 about basic outdoor survival skills. Many SAR groups in BC deliver this program as part of their public safety and prevention program.