Welcome to the Strathcona Emergency Program (SEP) home page. The SRD’s Protective Services Coordinator works to support fire safety and emergency management which are critical functions of a local government.
Provides fire protection for portions of Electoral Area A (Sayward Valley), Electoral Area B (Cortes Island), and Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay/Buttle Lake).
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. We provide:
- Leadership to all volunteer and staff teams in our region who will be called upon during an emergency event.
- Coordination of regional emergency services for the City of Campbell River, four electoral areas and four Villages of Sayward, Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos. through training 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 Radio Communications, Emergency Support Services, Search and Rescue, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Canadian Animal Disaster Response Team and St. John Ambulance (to name a few). We appreciate their ongoing support and commitment to the emergency program.