CVRD launches emergency preparedness program

The neighborhood emergency preparedness program will soon be launched as part of the Comox Valley Emergency Program.

The program was developed in collaboration with the Town of Comox, Town of Courtenay, Village of Cumberland, K’omoks First Nation and Comox Valley Regional District.

The district says it’s designed to provide important tools, recommendations and guidance so residents can prepare for disasters.

It also strengthens collaboration for FireSmart, emergency support services, emergency radio communications and household-level emergency preparedness.

Emergency Programs Manager Howie Siemens says it will help the community work together in the event of an emergency or disaster.

“The CVEP team and our partners have been working hard to redesign the neighborhood emergency preparedness program for residents of the Comox Valley who may face hazards and emergency situations. emergency in their neighborhood,” Siemens said.

“The official launch of NEPP is an important step toward building a disaster-resilient Comox Valley that helps neighbors prepare for and support each other during extreme weather and other hazardous events.”

Residents are invited to attend a free information session this month, more information can be found on the CVRD website along with links to the Emergency Preparedness Program guide and video .