The Resort Municipality of Whistler's Emergency Program is responsible for preparing the organization and community for major emergencies and disasters.
The municipality has a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan that outlines how a major emergency or disaster in Whistler would be managed.
In the event of a major emergency or disaster, municipal staff are trained to activate the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)—a facility where key municipal staff and other agencies gather to coordinate an emergency response. BC Ambulance, Vancouver Coastal Health, Whistler Transit Ltd., School District #48, Whistler Search and Rescue and many other agencies have a reserved spot in the EOC to ensure the emergency response is coordinated between the various agencies
Emergency Program staff work in collaboration with local first response agencies (e.g. RCMP, Whistler Fire Rescue Service and the BC Ambulance Service), Emergency Management British Columbia and other community organizations to develop and implement plans to protect the community during major emergencies and disasters.
The Whistler Emergency Program offers free Emergency Preparedness workshops. The workshop advises residents how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from wildfires, floods, earthquakes and other disasters.
Learn more about how the municipality prepares for emergencies.