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. Prepare yourself and your family for up to 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Ensure your family is equipped with a household plan in case of an emergency, and has adequate supplies.

Useful information resources include:

Personal Preparedness

“Cowichan Valley Emergency Preparedness Workbook” - a guide to ensure your family is ready for an emergency situation.  Workbooks are available at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or download an electronic copy by clicking above or on the picture to the right.

Emergency Preparedness Challenge  - take the test to find out whether you're prepared! 

Community groups can request emergency planning workshops, free of charge, through the CVRD Emergency Planning Department by calling 250.746.2560.

Useful web sites include:

Emergency Management Cowichan
Cowichan Valley Regional District- Public Safety Division
Emergency Management BC


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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.

Sign up for the Town of Ladysmith E-Bulletins to stay in touch and up to date with town events and important information - including emergency information. Sign up here, or email info@ladysmith.ca to be added to our electronic newsletter mailing list.

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.

Earthquake Preparedness

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