Next Event:

Rapid Damage Assessment

Thu, 3 October – 6.30 – 9pm
Dunbar Community Centre

The Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms. Individuals learn to assess damage to determine whether buildings can be occupied. We will use BC Housing’s course material.

Please click here for further information and to register for the event.

Events coming up later in 2019:

17 Oct – Shake Out BC

7 Nov – Rapid Damage Assessment

28 Nov – Presentation


DEEP stands for Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness. The DEEP program is a citizen’s grass roots effort to ensure our community is able to take care of ourselves after a disaster.

登巴社区地震及紧急事件的预防准备(以下简称 DEEP)


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DEEP Promotion

We have partnered with a Grab and Go kit supplier who is offering a Salmonberry Days promotion to Dunbar residents.

If you don’t have emergency kits for yourself and your family, you can order here.

Use code DUNBAR for a 15% discount for orders over $100.00.

Watch DEEP DSH Training Exercise on Global News

Around 30 people gathered to help DEEP test our citizen disaster response model at the Dunbar Community Centre on Saturday September 30, 2017.



It’s important to remember that after a major disaster occurs people will be on their own for a significant length of time and will need to look within their local resource base, as city and emergency resources will be over extended.


1. Prepare an emergency plan, so every member of your family understands what to do if there is an earthquake or other disaster.
2. Store extra food and water in your home.
3. Prepare a “Grab and Go” kit with supplies such as food, water and documents.

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The Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program is a set of videos and discussion guides that your neighbourhood can use to create an emergency plan. Map Your Neighborhood teaches 9 important steps to follow immediately after a disaster, first to secure your home, and then to help your neighborhood. MYN teaches a team approach to neighborhood response, including communications and staying safe while helping. Read more


“A major earthquake in Vancouver will impact everyone in our community. Families, neighbours, and community organizations will need to work together to support each other while emergency service personnel are responding to high-priority incidents.

Disaster support hubs are designated locations where you can initially gather to coordinate your efforts and offer assistance to other members of your community. They are also the post-disaster locations where City staff and trained volunteers will prioritize getting information and providing services to the public. There are 25 disaster support hubs located throughout the city.” Read more

DEEP offers training exercises for the DSH at the Dunbar Community Centre. Please see Events .

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