Emergency Planning and Public Education
Emergency Planning services are provided on a regional basis by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The focus of their service is to ensure that a consistent level of preparedness exists for large scale emergencies/disasters within the entire Cowichan Valley and that all participating agencies are identified and included in coordinated planning, training and response activities.
Emergency planning begins with you! Families and individuals can prepare by being informed. Useful information resources include:
Residents and businesses within the Cowichan Valley Regional District area — including Ladysmith — may now register to receive emergency notification for events such as forest fires, floods and hazardous materials spills that require evacuation or other emergency response actions from residents or businesses. Register on-line at www.cvrd.bc.ca/EAlert, or email: EAlert@cvrd.bc.ca or call 250-746-2564.
The Regional District will also continue to provide emergency information through its website www.cvrd.bc.ca and local radio, television and newspapers.
Note: In order for you to receive notifications, it is vital that the CVRD has your current contact information. If you move or change your phone number or email address, you must re-register.