The Capital Regional District (CRD) has a Corporate Emergency Plan as required under the provincial Emergency Program Act. The plan outlines the potential risks and hazards the CRD may face and the policies and procedures necessary for the CRD to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Since 2018, the provincial government has been working to modernize the Emergency Program Act. Updated legislation will include policy shifts that are the outcome of engagement and co-development processes conducted with Indigenous partners, local authorities, the public and other interested partners. The CRD Emergency Plan will be revised to reflect these new statutory requirements. For more information and updates, visit the BC government website.

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), and the Local Government Emergency Program Advisory Commission (LG EPAC).
  • 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.

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