Free Community Courses

Port Coquitlam offers free emergency preparedness (EP) courses to help residents prepare to survive on their own for at least 72 hours after a major disaster, such as a power outage, severe storm, flood or earthquake.

Personal preparedness is a key component of the City’s EP program. The more residents can take care of themselves after a major emergency, the more the City’s resources can be directed to restoring services

This 3 hour session includes discussions and information on:

  • Personal Preparedness – Learn how to help yourself, your family, your co-workers and your neighbours in those first 72 hours and beyond.
  • Basic Fire Suppression – Learn basic fire chemistry and classes of fire, how to use a fire extinguisher, and basic steps for fire response and intervention in the event of water, gas and electrical problems. Includes hands-on extinguisher training.

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

2022 Course Dates

  • Saturday, March 5
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, December 3

These courses are subject to the current Covid-19 Public Health Orders.

All courses run 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Emergency Preparedness Training Centre located on the east side of the No. 1 Fire Hall, at 1725 Broadway Street.

Early registration is recommended as seating is limited. Priority will be given to Port Coquitlam residents.


Emergency Preparedness Course Registration
Postal Code


Port Coquitlam Emergency Preparedness Office
Tel  604.927.5466

Location and Mailing Address

#1 Fire Hall
1725 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 2A8

Business Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)