Emergency Preparedness

The View Royal Emergency Program is made up of Town staff and dedicated volunteers who serve their community in order to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters that may affect our municipality. The View Royal Emergency Program encompasses the following areas:

  • Emergency Support Services (ESS)
    formerly Emergency Social Services
  • Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Programs (NEPP)
    • Emergency Radio Communication
    • Emergency Operations Centre
    • Public Education
    • Staff and Volunteer Training

The Emergency Program staff maintains and manages emergency plans, emergency supplies and equipment, Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Emergency Reception Centres. We coordinate and facilitate training for staff and volunteers and host workshops on emergency preparedness for the public. We are active in regional initiatives and are members of the Local Government Emergency Program Coordinators Advisory Committee (LGEPCAC) and the Regional Emergency Program Advisory Committee (REPAC).

Our goals are:

  • to educate the public in regard to the hazards in our area and how to prepare for and respond to emergencies caused by these hazards in order to expedite recovery from emergencies and disasters;
  • to maintain current and relevant emergency plans for our municipality;
  • to prepare staff and volunteers to respond effectively to emergency and disasters through training and exercises;
  • to maintain adequate resources that will allow responders to sufficiently perform their duties and assist in the recovery process for local government, businesses and residents.

View Royal's Emergency Program is a dynamic organization that is continually redefining itself in order to meet provincial mandates, compliancy with the British Columbia Emergency Response System (BCERMS), and the current needs of its residents, businesses and infrastructure. If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program or volunteering with our Emergency Support Services Team or Emergency Communications Team, please contact the Emergency Program Officer by phone at
250-479-7322 or email emergencyprogram@viewroyal.ca.