Kimberley is NOT affected by wildfires, but this is good information to share with your business network.
Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for
If you are on evacuation alert or think you will
be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to
consider. If you have an evacuation plan, review the plan and start the
implementation process. If you do not have an evacuation plan, here are 10
things to consider:
your information - back up electronic files using a USB stick, emailing
them to yourself, backing up to an online ‘cloud’ and grabbing your laptop,
external hard drive, or computer tower if needed.
2. Pack insurance and registration information
for all commercial vehicles in your evacuation kit. For more information to
for an Insurance Claim - take pictures and/or a video of your business
pointing out key equipment. Don’t forget to take a copy of your insurance
documents with you.
any uncertainty as to what staff should do in an emergency. Assign tasks to
help staff respond as quickly as possible. Make sure you have their contact
information and out of area contacts.
5. Turn off
utilities - electrical, gas and water, and remove any fire hazards that may
be near the building.
cash from your cash register and seal in an envelope. Sign the envelope,
the cash amount and the date across the seam. If you go to use any of this cash
in your evacuation efforts, be sure to track how much of it you spend and if it
is a business-related expense.
sure you have a list of links to emergency information. A list is provided
at the end of this document.
8. Create a
list of emergency phone numbers and key contacts, be sure you have access
to this list if you are evacuated.
9. If there is
an environmental threat 50 km or further from your place of business, you may
still be eligible to register for business interruption insurance. In
the case of wildfires, most insurance companies require that the nearest fire
be no closer than 25 – 50km from your place of business.
10. Contact suppliers about a potential
delivery disruption (if applicable) and/or contact customers about a potential
disruption in services (if applicable).
604.795.7119 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 5428 Highroad Cres., Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2R
BC Wildfire Services
Emergency Info BC
Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Natural Gas Emergencies 1-800-663-9911
Billing & Inquiries 1-888-224-2710
Electricity Emergencies or Power Outages
Billing & Inquiries 1-866-436-7847
Supporting impacted customers needing help with short-term deferral
payment options, special accommodations and other assistance. Customers are
encouraged to visit any branch or contact BMO for more information. Small
business and commercial clients are also encouraged to contact their BMO
account manager regarding special accommodations