Stay informed – emergencies can strike at any time
Call 1.800.363.3456 to report a major emergency such as a forest fire, flood or hazardous material spill.
To find out about local, up-to-date Fire Ban Restrictions, please visit the provincial Wildfire Management Branch.
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, including Nakusp and Electoral Area K.