SATURNA ISLAND EMERGENCY PROGRAM
Lorna Archer-Quinn, Coordinator
Saturna’s Emergency Program consists of a group of volunteers dedicated to providing island residents with emergency support after a disaster.
Our primary purpose is to support First Responder agencies and the local population in the event of an emergency or disaster. We do not self-deploy and must wait for a request from either the Fire Chief or RCMP or Coast Guard in order to respond.
The Emergency Program is divided into three main categories.
- Under the direction of the Emergency coordinator and when requested, an Emergency Operations Center is opened. Here communication is established between Saturna’s First Responders and CRD or the Provincial Emergency Program.
- If deemed necessary a reception center or warming center can be opened by the Emergency Social Services group under the direction of the Red Cross.
- Radio communication is established throughout the island neighborhoods to receive up to date information on issues.
The program is always looking for volunteers so if you are interested, please contact the Emergency Program coordinator.