Emergency Programs

The CRD works in conjunction with other agencies to provide information, support and oversight to ensure a coordinated response to regional emergencies. The CRD has a number of specific responsibilities for Emergency Management in the region including:

  • Acting as the Local Authority under the Emergency Program Act for the three rural Electoral Areas: Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands
  • Facilitating resource and information sharing among the local authorities emergency programs in the region through the Regional Emergency Management Partnership (REMP), Local Government Emergency Program Advisory Commission (LG EPAC), and the Regional Emergency Planning Advisory Commission (REPAC)
  • Working in conjunction with other CRD divisions to support emergency planning for key service such as water and solid waste
  • Maintaining a comprehensive Corporate Emergency Plan and Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

Electoral Area Emergency Management

The CRD supports local community based emergency programs in each of the Electoral Areas, supported by hundreds of local, dedicated volunteers. These programs work with local first responders and resources to prepare for any emergency events and develop plans based on input from local stakeholders.

Municipal Emergency Services

Municipalities are responsible for provision of emergency services. Please choose a municipality link below for more information on emergency services programs in your area.

Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | Langford | Metchosin | North Saanich | Oak Bay| Saanich | Sidney | Sooke | Victoria | View Royal

In case of an emergency dial 911

Useful Emergency Preparedness Information