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Preparing for emergencies before they happen can keep you safe. If you know what to do in an emergency, it may prevent injuries or reassure an injured person.

No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Some people may choose not to have CPR or emergency medical procedures provided to them if their heart or lungs suddenly stop. This may be the case for those who are approaching the natural end of their lives, or who suffer from a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. These people may record their wish by using a “No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation” (No CPR) form.

In British Columbia, the "No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" form (No CPR) provides individuals and their physicians with a legal option to order that no CPR be provided by health care providers and first responders. The form must be signed by a consenting person and their physician. For more information about the No CPR form, please contact your health care provider or click here.

Emergency Management BC

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the province's lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including response, planning, training, testing and exercising.

Last Updated: June 2021