SQUAMISH EMERGENCY PROGRAM (SEP)
The District of Squamish is the local authority for emergency management of incidents that affect our community, whether it is localized such as a railway derailment, larger such as heavy rainfall and flooding, or a significant disaster such as an earthquake that affects the entire community.
The District of Squamish Emergency Measures Bylaw provides authorities and directs the Emergency Operations Control Group during emergencies or disasters.
The Community Emergency Plan guides District management and responders’ action to emergencies.
The Squamish Emergency Program is made up of several components such as:
- Squamish Search and Rescue
- Squamish Marine Search and Rescue
- Emergency Social Service
- Emergency Radio Communications
Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness
First response is neighbour helping neighbour. The District of Squamish will help you and your neighbours organize into a response network to help each other in the event a situation is so significant that “official” help may take some time to get there. This could occur if access is blocked or the demand for assistance is overwhelming available resources.
Personal Emergency Preparedness
Personal preparedness means ensuring you and your family are ready for 72 hours or 3 days of “being on your own” for food, clothing and shelter. Further information is available on the Provincial Emergency Program website.
Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
The District of Squamish compiles data that identify situations or conditions with the potential to negatively affect our community. The list includes situations which may begin outside our municipal boundaries but end up at our doorsteps, including flooding or wild fires.
SEP Training Exercise
View the Squamish Emergency Training video.