If a fire broke out in your house, chances are you’d have a fire extinguisher nearby, but if an earthquake rumbled the ground, would you have an earthquake kit at hand?

Victoria sits in the Pacific Ring of Fire, and over 3000 earthquakes occur in BC each year, making it important to be prepared for an emergency.

That’s why ShakeOutBC, in addition to hosting a province-wide drill, is giving away 3 free earthquake kits to help spread awareness for emergency preparedness.

The winners of the competition can sleep a little more soundly knowing their emergency kits come from F.A.S.T Limited, SOS Emergency Response Technologies, and Total Prepare.

It’s easy to overlook emergency preparations when things are calm and quiet, but if an emergency erupts, you’ll be glad you planned ahead.

You can learn more about ShakeOutBC and earthquake safety on their website.

And don’t forget to register for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill, even the Queen says so.


Enter for your chance to win one of three 4-person 72 Hour Emergency Survival kits from Total Prepare, SOS Emergency Response Technologies, or F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited.



  1. Laurel Vanin: Total Prepare
  2. Kassandra Ford: SOS Emergency Response Technologies
  3. Gavin A. J. McLeod: F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited

To enter for your chance to win an Emergency Survival kit, do at least one of the following:

1 – Register for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut drill and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2 -Like ShakeOutBC on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

3 – Follow ShakeOutBC on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

4 – Tweet the following on Twitter and leave a comment below telling us once you have: (1 entry)

  • Win one of three 4-person Emergency Survival kits from @ShakeOutBC via @victoriabuzzes, RT to enter. http://bit.ly/2NzwkXk #victoriabuzz #britishcolumbia


Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on October 17th. Three winners will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by and announced after the Great British Columbia ShakeOut drill.

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