Training

Be a Hero, Be Pre​pared

The number of wildfires in BC over the past several years,​ along with hurricanes and storms around the world, ​causing many people to be evacuated or displaced from their homes​ demonstrates​ how important it is to be prepared. As we have seen, emergencies and disasters can and do occur anywhere, at any time. Disasters that affect you could be anything from an earthquake, to a flood, to a severe winter storm.

You and your family should be able to take care of your basic needs for at least 72 hours after a disaster - help may not be able to get to you - be a hero, and be prepared​ - attend an upcoming training session ​so you can learn how to get prepared. 

Personal, Family and Community Emergency Preparedness

This session uses an earthquake scenario to help you become better prepared at home. The session topics include, typical earthquake damage/hazards, how to protect yourself inside and outside of your home or place of business, family communication and reunification, assembling emergency supplies and community preparedness.

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Learn how to prepare your pets in times of emergencies or disasters. The session includes a demonstration & quick lesson on basic pet first aid presented by a Registered Animal Health Technician of the Canadian Veterinary Assistance Team. $10.00 fee covers the cost of a starter pet first aid kit.

Training Schedule - 2017

​Fall / Winter Training Sessions

Date/Time Course/Registration No. Location
Dec 12, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Personal, Family & Community Emergency Preparedness
Cost: FREE ​      Register Now
Glen Pine Pavilion
1200 Glen Pine Court

 

Advanced registration is required. Register to reserve your space by using one of the following methods and quoting the course number:

  1. coquitlam.ca/signmeup
  2. In person at any Parks, Recreation & Culture facility
  3. Customer Service Line – staff assisted phone-in registration 604-927-4386.  This service is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information on future session dates or to request a course for your community group, please contact the Emergency Program Office.

Emergency Program Office

Phone: 604-927-6434
Email: EmergencyProgram@coquitlam.ca