Emergency Preparedness Week
Prepare Now, Learn How
May 1-7, 2022
Are you curious to know how the City prepares for and responds to emergencies? Is your family prepared for a disaster?
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a national event supported by Public Safety Canada, PreparedBC, and the City of Richmond. Each year EP Week falls on the first week of May. With an aim to increase public awareness of emergency preparedness, and provide information and tools to take action to directly increase individual preparedness.
This year, EP Week falls on May 1 to 7 and theme will focus on "Emergency Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility". While being prepared for disruption is important year round, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) provides us with a unique opportunity to strengthen the call to action and align our messaging to inspire those to take simple steps to become more prepared.
Join us for Emergency Preparedness Week from May 1-7, 2022 where you can learn the steps to preparedness.
Some ways to learn during Emergency Preparedness Week include:
- Visit the Richmond Emergency Programs Open House: On Saturday, May 7, take in the Richmond Emergency Programs Open House at Brighouse Fire Hall No. 1 (6960 Gilbert Road) from noon to 4:00 p.m. This free event will be open to everyone and will feature interactive displays and prizes. Visitors will learn the steps to take for personal preparedness as well as how the City and partners work together for emergency preparedness, planning, response and recovery. In addition to City of Richmond Emergency Programs, other participating partners highlighted onsite will include the Canadian Red Cross, among others.
- Participate in the City’s daily social media polls: Throughout Emergency Preparedness Week, follow the City’s social media channels for daily preparedness tips. Follow the City of Richmond’s accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and participate in daily polls for a chance to win a free emergency kit.
- Register for a workshop: Emergency Programs staff will be presenting Emergency Preparedness workshops online and in-person for residents to learn about risks, plans, emergency kits, and neighbourhood resilience. Currently scheduled workshops:
- Wed, May 4th, 7:00-8:00pm – Free Emergency Preparedness Webinar co-hosted with the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia. To register visit Eventbrite.
- Thu, May 5th, 2:00-3:30pm – Free Seniors Emergency Preparedness Workshop at Seniors Centre in Minoru Centre for Active Living. To register visit City of Richmond
- Sat, May 7th, 9:00am-12:00pm – Increasing Resilience for Child Care Providers at online Child Care Symposium. To register visit Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre
Other ways you can prepare yourself and your loved ones include:
- Register for Richmond BC Alert: Receive information during an emergency from the City of Richmond such as evacuation orders, where to go for support during an emergency (i.e. location of reception centres) and additional information about potential threats to public safety or the community. Register today at Richmond.ca/Alert
- Learn the steps to preparedness by visiting and links to further resources, visit Emergency Programs