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Golden and Area Emergency Management Program


Current Emergency Public Information




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...



Your local government is prepared for emergencies. Are you?

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

Be prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more, at home, in your car or at work. Securing your home and putting together an emergency kit is vital; it will give you peace of mind to know that your family is prepared.

Some basics in preparation are:

         Drinking Water (min. 4 litres of water per person per day)

         Food (min. 3 day supply)


         First Aid Supplies


         Hazards: Secure items in your home

         Out of town family emergency phone contact

         Personal items, Medicine, Baby Supplies

         Pet Food/Supplies

         Fire Extinguisher (5lb Dry Chemical - ABC)


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