In our everyday lives, large-scale emergencies and disasters seem remote. But natural disasters, technological or environmental accidents or service disruptions can happen anywhere, any time. When that happens, Saanich is prepared.
The Saanich Emergency Program is a division of the Saanich Fire Department. We support municipal efforts to prepare for, respond to and recover from major emergencies and disasters.
The Emergency Program:
- Ensures continuity in government.
- Provides a plan for preserving life and property.
- Coordinates response from elected officials, municipal departments, volunteer services and outside agencies.
Emergency Operations Centre
Our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will support and coordinate responders during a large scale emergency.
Saanich regularly provides EOC and emergency management training for municipal staff.