The Town of Golden has partnered Area A of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to implement an Emergency Response and Recovery Plan for the Couminity of Golden. The purpose of the plan is to help the Local authority
The BC Emergency Program Act
The Act sets out responsibilities for emergency management within the province. The Town of Golden and Area "A" of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are each a 'local authority' and specifically required to plan for emergencies. The Act states that:
A local authority must prepare or cause to be prepared local emergency plans respecting preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters.
...establish and maintain an emergency management organization to develop and implement emergency plans and other preparedness, response, and recovery measures...
After a disaster (fire, earthquake, toxic spill, etc.) you may have to look after yourself for 72 hours or longer until services or supplies are restored. Temporarily you may have to leave your home and go to a reception center for help with food, clothing or lodging