Strata/ Co-op Preparedness Initiative

Our local and national news agencies are reporting an increased frequency in various types of disasters (Eg. fires & floods).  People residing in Strata/Co-op buildings may have different needs and challenges from individuals living in a single family dwelling during an emergency.

Responsible strata leadership and risk management should include helping owners address potential threats to their property and how to prepare a personal emergency plan.  Emergency planning is the best defense to mitigate property and personal losses during a disaster.

It is our recommendation that your strata form a team that will plan how to handle any disaster and maintain the plan to protect the people in the complex. We want to help.

How can the City of Port Coquitlam Emergency Program help your Strata?

Port Coquitlam has a strong contingency of coordinated and highly trained volunteers willing to come to your site and assist you in creating a planning team and provide initial training at no cost.

Topics include:

  • the importance of helping one another
  • how to prepare a strata emergency response plan, in addition to helping individual units with emergency preparations
  • the necessities of preparing for a large scale disaster

The training session is approximately one hour in length and has options for customization.

The City of Port Coquitlam offers Strata /Co-ops further assistance with educating members and customizing personal evacuation plans.


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)