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Emergency Preparedness

In our everyday lives, large-scale emergencies and disasters seem remote. But natural disasters, technological or environmental accidents or service disruptions can happen anywhere, any time. When that happens, North Saanich is prepared.

The North Saanich Emergency Program is a division of the North Saanich Fire Department. We support municipal efforts to prepare for, respond to and recover from major emergencies and disasters.

The Emergency Program:

  • Ensures continuity in government.
  • Provides a plan for preserving life and property.
  • Coordinates response from elected officials, municipal departments, volunteer services and outside agencies.

Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization (PEMO)

North Saanich’s emergency program the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization (PEMO) is a joint operation of Central Saanich, Sidney, and North Saanich. The Fire Chief’s of each area hold the position of the Emergency Program Coordinator for their district. PEMO consists of four volunteer groups being Search and Rescue, Emergency Support Services, Communications and the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

Emergency Operations Centre

Our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will support and coordinate responders during a large scale emergency.

North Saanich regularly provides EOC and emergency management training for municipal staff.

Get Prepared

Are you ready? Disasters happen without notice. Take steps to reduce their impact.

Learn how to be prepared at home and how to sustain yourself and your loved ones for at least seven days.

You already have many items you need in a disaster in your home. Get organized by creating a household plan and compiling a kit.

Everything you need to know is in the Regional Guide to Emergency Preparedness.

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