The Town of Qualicum Beach has an extensive Emergency Preparedness Plan for the protection of, and assistance for, citizens and infrastructure during the time of emergency or disaster. This plan extends throughout the Regional District for incidents of cross jurisdictional nature.
The citizens of the Town are not, however, without obligation to have prepared themselves to be self-sufficient within the first 72 hours of an emergency or disaster. Personal emergency preparedness brochures and information are available from the Town Hall during regular office hours.
The Emergency Social Services (ESS) component of the Emergency Plan is comprised of 100+ trained volunteers, ready to assist those in need, in Registration and Inquiry, Food, Lodging, Clothing, Finance and other needs during an emergency or disaster.
While there is an active emergency preparedness system in the Town of Qualicum Beach which will be activated in a major emergency it is every citizen’s responsibility to be personally prepared for a major or catastrophic event.
Take the following steps to prepare for at least 72 hours for an earthquake or other major disaster:
If you need to evacuate your home, take your emergency supplies with you. Listen to the radio or watch local TV for emergency information and additional safety instructions.