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Fire Safety and Preparedness

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There is an abundance of advice in British Columbia regarding potential fire hazards and preparedness.

Updates on fire hazard conditions can be found at  Gabriola Fire Dept. 

Air Quality Advisories will give you updates here at  BC Air Quality

Emergency Social Service for Gabriola has a web site here ESS

For BC current alerts and evacuation information can be found at Emergency Info BC

Here is a list of things you might pack ready for an emergency from the Regional District of Nanaimo:

  • Battery flashlight/radio - the crank variety are very useful
  • Personal medication for up to 72 hours - one week is best. Ask your pharmacist about bubble packing
  • basic first aid kit
  • personal items (glasses, contact products etc)
  • book/game - to keep kids busy
  • family photos
  • personal papers (photocopies of insurance papers, health info, ID)
  • walking shoes
  • change of clothing
  • bottled water
  • non perishable food
  • light weight emergency blankets
  • large garbage bags to use as a rain poncho, waterproof shelter, to keep pack dry or to capture rain water
  • whistle and map
  • toiletrries (toothbrush etc)
  • information about your pets and supplies
  • contact list - family, friends, doctors names and phone numbers
  • extra keys to house, vehicles, safety deposit box
Here's wishing for rain and lots of it.


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