Emergency preparedness workshops and events

Quake Cottage / NSEM booth at Pumpkinfest

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm

Wonder what a magnitude 8 earthquake feels like? Take a ride in the QUAKE COTTAGE earthquake simulator! Thanks to our generous industry partner Methanex, the QUAKE COTTAGE will join NSEM at West Vancouver's Pumpkinfest on Sunday Sept 30. Stop by NSEMs big red booth to win prizes and learn how to take some simple steps to be more prepared.

The Great British Columbia Shakeout!

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
10:18am - 10:18am

Join in the world's largest earthquake drill! On October 18 at 10:18 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. British Columbians can join by registering for the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel.  

Workshop: Emergency Preparedness & You

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
147 East 14 Street, 2nd Floor, North Vancouver

This free 2 hour workshop offers a more in-depth look at personal preparedness. We will use an all hazards approach and provide information to help participants create an emergency plan and kit. Helpful take-away handouts will be provided to all participants. The workshop will be held in NSEMs Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Seating is limited; please register below (or by clicking on the Workshop title) to secure your spot.

Free Presentation! Emergency Preparedness Basics

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Karen Magnussen Community Centre

Hosted by the North Shore Emergency Management office (NSEM), this 1 hour presentation focuses on the specific needs of any individual in a disaster. We will provide information to help participants create an emergency plan and kit so they may become more resilient during an event. Please register with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture using Bar Code 400121