Emergency Management

 Emergencies can strike at any time. In Central Kootenay, the three most likely emergencies to occur would be forest fires, floods, and hazardous materials spills.

Protecting public safety is the priority of government. When emergencies occur, several agencies must work together to assist people with evacuation and access to shelter, clean water and food. Municipalities and regional districts have emergency plans in place to protect their citizens. The Province assists local government in being prepared before disaster strikes and will activate the provincial emergency management structure to support local emergency operations centres (EOC) during emergencies.

When required, an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will be opened by the Regional District to support the emergency or disaster. An EOC is responsible for various duties such as declaring a state of local emergency, coordinating multiple agencies, providing media releases and managing evacuees.

The Regional District has prepared Emergency Response Plans for seven areas: Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C; Salmo and Electoral Area G; Nakusp and Electoral Area K; Electoral Area H-The Slocan Valley, and Nelson and Electoral Areas E and F, Kaslo and Electoral Area D and Electoral Areas I and J. 
Click on the link below to see a detailed map.

EMERGENCY PROGRAM COORDINATOR SERVICE AREA MAP 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PLAN 

 

Visit Emergency Info BC, BC's official channel for emergency alerts.

How To Reach Us

Emergency Preparedness Service Coordinators

Creston and Areas A, B and C: Alanna Garrett
531B - 16th Avenue South
Creston BC V0B 1G5
Ph: 250-428-0299 Fax: 428-3408
Cell: 250-254-8255

Kaslo and Area D: Nora Hannon
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson BC V1L 5R4
Ph: 250-352-8177 Fax: 352-9300
Cell: 250-551-0917

Nelson and Areas E and F: Nora Hannon
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson BC V1L 5R4
Ph: 250-352-8177 Fax: 352-9300
Cell: 250-551-0917

Salmo and Area G: Alanna Garrett
531B - 16th Avenue South
Creston BC V0B 1G5
Ph: 250-428-0299 Fax: 428-3408
Cell: 250-254-8255

Slocan Valley and Area H: Terry Warren
P O Box 243 Nakusp BC V0G 1R0
Cell: 250-265-1920 Fax: 265-3571
Office: 250-265-0230

Nakusp and Area K: Terry Warren
P O Box 243 Nakusp BC V0G 1R0
Cell: 250-265-1920 Fax: 265-3571
Office: 250-265-0230

 For information on how you can help prepare for an emergency, please visit EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.

 

The content on this page was last updated June 21 2016 at 10:58 AM