Emergency Management

Emergencies can strike at any time. In Central Kootenay, the three most likely emergencies to occur would be forest fires, floods, and hazardous materials spills.

Protecting public safety is the priority of government. When emergencies occur, several agencies must work together to assist people with evacuation and access to shelter, clean water and food. Municipalities and regional districts have emergency plans in place to protect their citizens. The Province assists local government in being prepared before disaster strikes and will activate the provincial emergency management structure to support local emergency operations centres (EOC) during emergencies.

When required, an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will be opened by the Regional District to support the emergency or disaster. An EOC is responsible for various duties such as declaring a state of local emergency, coordinating multiple agencies, providing media releases and managing evacuees.

The Regional District has prepared Emergency Response Plans for seven areas: Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C; Salmo and Electoral Area G; Nakusp and Electoral Area K; Electoral Area H-The Slocan Valley, and Nelson and Electoral Areas E and F, Kaslo and Electoral Area D and Electoral Areas I and J. 

Click on the link below to see a detailed map.



Visit Emergency Info BC, BC's official channel for emergency updates in your area.

How To Reach Us

Chris Johnson
Emergency Program Manager, RDCK
333 Victoria St, Suite 103
Nelson, BC  V1L 4K3
Ph: 250-352-1530 Fax: 352-9300

Alanna Garrett
Emergency Program Coordinator
Creston and Areas A, B and C 
Salmo & Area G
531B - 16th Avenue South 
Creston BC V0B 1G5

Ph: 250-428-0299 Fax: 428-3408
Cell: 250-254-8255

Terry Warren
Emergency Program Coordinator
Slocan Valley and Area H
Nakusp and Area K
PO Box 243 Nakusp BC V0G 1R0

Cell: 250-265-1920 Fax: 250-265-3571
Office: 250-265-0230

Deb Burnett 
Administrative Assistant, Emergency Management
333 Victoria St, Suite 103
Nelson, BC  V1L 4K3
Ph: 250-352-8154 Fax: 352-9300

For information on how you can help prepare for an emergency, please visit EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.


The content on this page was last updated November 12 2018 at 1:55 PM