Emergency Plans & Guidelines

Community Preparedness

Public notifications and evacuation planning are top priorities for  Comox Valley Emergency Management.

Comox Valley Emergency Management and its partners (City of Courtenay, Comox Valley Regional District, K’omoks First Nation, Town of Comox, and Village of Cumberland) were recently awarded a provincial grant to further develop local and regional evacuation plans, while utilizing existing local emergency notification systems already in place.

News Release - Grant Announcement

This funding will provide additional LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data to enhance advanced planning and response capabilities for our regional Emergency Operations Centre, which is designed to support all Comox Valley communities during times of emergency and disaster.

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Comox Valley Emergency Management Plan

To further assist members of the public with becoming better prepared, Comox Valley Emergency Management is proud to present the Comox Valley Regional Emergency Program Public Plan. The purpose of this plan is to outline at a high level the structure and organization required  to effectively plan, prepare , coordinate response and recovery to emergencies within the Comox Valley.

This plan does not provide operational guidelines for emergencies. These are typically coordinated at the site by first responder agencies and internal to the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) operations. It does provide important information pertaining to the Emergency Program Act (being reviewed and to be rescinded and replaced fall of 2023)  requirements for local governments, regional hazards, risks and vulnerabilities, and how preparedness is a ‘shared responsibility’ for us all.