What is Emergency Management/Protective Services?
The Strathcona Regional District provides fire protection services in Electoral Area A (Sayward Valley), Electoral Area B (Cortes Island), and Electoral Area D (between Jubilee Parkway and Oyster River) and is responsible for the region-wide Strathcona Emergency Program.
Protective Services works to support fire safety and emergency management which are critical functions of a local government – by coordinating training, education and shared resources. Our goal is to ensure that communities in the region are safer and better prepared in the event of an emergency situation, by helping individuals and organizations become resilient and adaptive.
- Leadership to all Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Social Services and Ground Search and Rescue volunteer and staff teams in our region who will be called upon during an emergency event.
- Coordination of emergency services for the City of Campbell River and four electoral areas while also supporting the Emergency Coordinators in Sayward, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos. The Strathcona Emergency Program coordinates regional emergency training, drills and exercises so teams can share skills and better anticipate challenges prior to an actual event.
- Support for preparedness initiatives throughout the Regional District. Our goal is to build capacity within our region by educating people, neighbourhoods and businesses to ensure they are better prepared to help themselves and others impacted by disaster.
Our Strength is Our Volunteers
The success of the Strathcona Emergency Program is in part due to the many volunteers who donate their skills and time toward emergency preparedness and response activities. The Strathcona Regional District acknowledges those volunteers and agencies, including Emergency Support Services, Campbell River Search and Rescue, Red Cross, Salvation Army and St. John Ambulance (to name a few), and appreciates their ongoing support and commitment to the emergency program.
The Campbell River Emergency Support Services team is looking for volunteer Level One Responders – see the position description for details.
Find out more about the Campbell River Emergency Support Services Team.