Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 1-7, 2016

The three North Shore municipalities are prepared for emergencies. We have all-hazard emergency plans including events such as earthquakes, which we will activate if any of our communities are threatened or impacted. NSEM works closely with the municipalities to develop and maintain these plans and provide training to municipal staff so they are prepared to respond. NSEM also maintains an Emergency Operations Centre with trained municipal staff that we will activate if there is an emergency. This facility will provide support to the emergency responders responding to the effects of the emergency.

Emergency Preparedness starts with each of us. We all need an emergency plan that includes having supplies at home. If you have no power, do you have supplies in your house that you can use? Do you have family, friends or neighbours that you can help and who can help you? It is important to know your personal support network to help each other.

Learn more about emergency preparedness by signing up for one of our workshops. http://www.nsemo.org/content/sign-workshop.


North Shore Emergency Management in concert with District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services will be conducting an tactical wildfire exercise on May 26th.

A wildfire event will be simulated at the base of Grouse Mountain and response agencies will on-scene to test inter-agency communications, wildfire response protocols and incident command procedures.

There will be actual helicopters flying in the area along with several pieces of fire apparatus from District of North Vancouver Fire, Metro Vancouver Wildfire Services and the BC Government Wildfire Management Branch.

RCMP and North Shore Rescue will be on-scene to assist with a simulated evacuation of the nearby trails, including the Grouse Grind.

If you have any questions regarding this exercise, please contact our office at 778-338-6300