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.

Throughout 2023 and pending their availability, a guest speaker from the City’s Community Policing Division will also provide a presentation on crime prevention.

Complete the form below to register! Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Course Dates

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023


All courses run 9am – 12:30 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.

*If course is full please email to be placed on wait list.

Emergency Preparedness Course Registration
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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)