Projects: Emergency Services

 

Regional Emergency Management Feasibility Study

Purpose: As a follow-up to the flood in 2011 and the wildfires in 2014, it has been recognized that often local governments and responding agencies duplicate response efforts during a large scale emergency in our region.  As a result, the feasibility study will examine opportunities, challenges and models to regionalize emergency response and recovery efforts through the development of formal partnerships. Numerous models exists that outline how different local governments can work together to support each other during an emergency rather than competing for limited resources and duplicating efforts.  

Start/Completion Target Dates: Fall 2015 start, anticipated completion by summer 2019.

Project Contact: Deborah Jones-Middleton, Protective Services Manager 250-784-3215

  

Backup  Power for Emergency Reception Centres

Purpose: To identify strategic locations of rural facilities that could be used as  reception centres and warming shelters in an emergency and provide/install emergency generators or transfer switches in order to ensure that facilities can operate independently in an emergency.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Ongoing

Project Contact: Deborah Jones-Middleton, Protective Services Manager 250-784-3215

 

Rural Weather Stations Pilot Project

Purpose: The lack of available weather data creates challenges when planning and responding to emergencies in our area where various micro-climates exist.  This project will identify and install two rural weather stations in strategic locations within the rural areas of the Peace and will be interfaced with an online application that will also allow the public to review basic weather data for that station.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Ongoing

Project Contact: Deborah Jones-Middleton, Protective Services Manager 250-784-3215