Emergency Preparedness

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The Whitehorse Fire Department has adopted a location technology called what3words to help find people in distress. what3words has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each square a unique what3words address. In the event of an emergency, users can identify exactly where they are by opening the app and reading the corresponding three words to an emergency responder. For more information, visit what3words.com.


Public Safety Protection Plan

A plan designed to provide guidance to the Emergency Operations Centre personnel, Mayor and Council where circumstances indicate that actions may be required to protect the life and health of residents and visitors. This document includes evacuation routes.

Public Safety Protection Plan Cover
Emergency Management Plan

A guiding document to provide the earliest possible coordinated response in order to protect the community.

Emergency Master Plan Cover
Emergency Communications Public Handbook

This handbook supports the existing Emergency Response Plan, and is intended to provide guidelines for quick communication to Whitehorse residents and visitors during an emergency.

Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy

The Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy aims to reduce wildfire risk within the City of Whitehorse, through a 4-year action plan.

Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy
Hazardous Identification and Risk Analysis

A HIRA enables an organization to improve their overall resiliency.

HIRA report cover