Emergency Management

Most emergencies in the North Okanagan are handled by first responders like police, the fire service, and paramedics.

However, for larger emergencies such as floods, extreme weather, and wildfires,  the Emergency Management Program ensures residents in Electoral Areas B, C, D E and F are prepared, safe and informed.

The Emergency Management Plan coordinates the response to and recovery from a significant emergency event or disaster through an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC).   Personnel in the EOC are trained to investigate, plan and implement resources to help deal with the event and bring resources to those affected.

Four phases of Emergency Management


Measures taken to reduce the risk and impact of an emergency.


Plans to prepare for and cope with the impact of an emergency.


Action taken in direct  response to an emergency.


Return of evacuees, psychosocial support, financial assistance, and reconstruction. 

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