Sunshine Coast Emergency Program
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), through the Sunshine Coast Emergency Program (SCEP), is the lead agency for emergency management on the Sunshine Coast. The Town of Gibsons, District of Sechelt, and the Sechelt Indian Government District have joined the SCRD to be part of one integrated emergency program. Municipal and regional district staff along with volunteers, first responders, first nations and non government agencies plan, train and exercise together to be ready for the next large scale emergency or disaster. The organizational chart shows the structure of SCEP and the relationships and roles of its different members.
When required by first responders, an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated by the SCRD to support an 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 Sunshine Coast Regional District authorized under Sunshine Coast Regional District Emergency Measures Plan and Administration Bylaw No. 564, 2005 provides a comprehensive management program for the entire Sunshine Coast to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.
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Emergency Preparedness information sessions will be held on October 18 and 19. Learn about hazards
and risks, what the SCRD has in place and how you can be better prepared for disasters and emergencies.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Harbour Learning Centre (5012 Gonzales Road at the Madeira Park Elementary School).
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Sechelt Community meeting room (5797 Cowrie Street across the hall from the Sechelt Public Library).
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gibsons Public Library (470 South Fletcher Road)
Everyone is welcome to attend these free sessions. For more information contact the Sunshine Coast
For more information, please contact the Emergency Program at 604-885-6887.