Home Safety

West Vancouver is one of the safest communities in Canada. From emergency preparedness to ensuring that smoke alarms are in proper working order, find out how to make your home the safest place it can be, for you and the rest of your family.

Fire Prevention at Home

Fire prevention starts at home. A properly stocked household, complete with functioning smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide sensors, could be the difference between a controlled situation and a tragedy. More Information

Fire Safety Plan & Pre-incident Plan Program

The BC Fire Code requires buildings with certain occupancies to have a Fire Safety Plan because those types of building pose higher than average risks to both occupants and rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. Fire & Rescue Services is implementing a program to ensure that Fire Safety Plan requirements for specified occupancy classes of buildings are met. More Information

Seasonal Fire Prevention

Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months. More Information

Earthquake Preparedness

The North Shore could experience an earthquake at any time. Residents should prepare a household emergency plan and have emergency supplies to sustain them for 72 hours More Information

Winter Preparedness

Winter can mean rain, snow, floods, high winds, power outages and cold temperatures, especially at higher elevations. More Information

Flood Prevention

Flooding is the most frequent natural hazard in Canada. In West Vancouver, with plentiful creeks, rivers and significant annual rainfall, floods are a hazard that we must all be prepared for. More Information

North Shore Emergency Management

North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) is a tri-municipal agency that works in partnership with the three North Shore municipalities to plan, coordinate and test emergency and disaster response. More Information

Water Safety

Stay safe when enjoying backyard pools. Always watch children when they’re in or near water. More Information


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