Preparing for an emergency

Every municipality and regional district across the province has an emergency response plan and for good reason.

The City of Vernon’s Emergency Program is managed by Vernon Fire Rescue Services.  

The plan is made to sure ensure there is a coordinated response in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

Frequently asked questions during an emergency:

  • What are the stages of evacuation?
  • Do I have to leave my home if there is an evacuation order?
  • What should I do to prepare for an evacuation?
  • Will the City turn off my services in the event of an evacuation order?
  • Who is responsible for protecting private property?
  • Who should I call if my house or property is flooded?
  • What is the City’s response plan? What is the City’s recovery plan?
  • My home has been affected by the flood. Is there any assistance available?

For the answers to the questions above click here.

Residents have a responsibility to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

In the event of an emergency be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

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