Emergency Social Services

Experience has shown that after a natural disaster many individuals and neighbourhoods are left on their own for at least 72 hours. Although there is nothing that can be done to prevent a natural disaster, you can prepare now to survive during the emergency and during the next 72 hours.

Basic Preparation

  • Battery Operated Radio
  • Blankets
  • Clothing/shelter
  • First Aid
  • Food
  • Water


Secure items in your home or office. Interruptions to normal services are likely. Gather your family and neighbours together to develop a plan; it could save your life and the lives of those around you.

Make Plans

Family members may be in different places when a disaster occurs. To prepare for this separation, identify reunion sites as part of the family plan, as well as a neighbourhood reunion site. Also establish an out-of-area contact person.

What to Prepare For

  • Earthquake
    • Self sufficiency - 72 hours
  • Flood
    • Preserve property/orderly evacuation
      Winter storm
  • Prolonged electric system failure
    • Warmth - self sufficiency
  • Toxic spill
    • Reduce potential for injury from fumes / orderly evacuation
  • Warm living conditions - self sufficiency
    • Power failure

More Information

The City of White Rock Fire Department can help you with your emergency preparedness planning. Whether you're an individual or a group, the White Rock Fire Department can help you develop your own emergency preparedness plan for:

  • Business / Organization
  • Neighbourhood / Community
  • Personal/Family

We make presentations to large or small groups at your location or at the White Rock Fire Hall. To make arrangements for a group or private Emergency Preparedness Presentation, call 604-541-2121 or 604-541-2122 or view more information.