DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

ARE YOU PREPARED?

Your horses are your responsibility. In BC there is no designated government or disaster agency responsible for the evacuation, transportation and temporary stabling of horses during large scale incidents.

HCBC has the following information free for download to help horse owners prepare for natural disasters, fire safety and prevention.

This information is intended to help the horse owner prepare for most disasters. It is only intended for use with horses. Your personal preparedness for yourself, your family and your home is not covered in these publications.  

EVACUATION RESOURCE DATABASE

HCBC is in the ongoing stages of maintaining our Disaster Response program. We are continuing our efforts to be a facilitator and coordinator of information for BC horse owners needing emergency help due to disasters.This program is being done in conjunction with Emergency Responders from local and provincial disaster response agencies.

To implement a successful and effective disaster response program across the province we need your help.Volunteers are needed with suitable facilities to house horses displaced due to an emergency. Volunteers are also needed to transport horses from the evacuation sites to these stables or properties.

All contact information collected will only be available to emergency responders at the time of an emergency. Forms may be faxed or mailed to the office. Thank you for your help with this important project.

Evacuation Form – Housing

Evacuation Form – Hauling

YOU’RE COVERED!

Automatic Coverages included with your HCBC membership:

  • The Personal Liability coverage includes non-commercial care, custody and control of up to a maximum of 3 non-owned horses including Legal Liability for Non-Owned Horses of $10,000.00 per horse/ $50,000.00 per accident.
  • Transportation Insurance for Non-Owned Horses protects against lawsuits for death of someone’s horse while you are transporting that horse subject to a limit of $10,000.00 per horse / $50,000.00 per accident and excluding commercial transportation of horses.

RELATED LINKS

Provincial Emergency Program