Being prepared means knowing what to do in the event of an emergency. If there is a major emergency it's important to Stay Informed, and if required, follow Evacuation or Shelter in Place Instructions.
How information is disseminated during an emergency is a key part of our municipal emergency preparedness strategy. The RMOW will make it a priority in emergencies to provide accurate and timely information to residents, businesses, and visitors.
How will emergency information be broadcast in Whistler during an emergency?
- An Emergency Alert will be posted on the main page of the municipal website Whistler.ca. Emergency Alerts will only be issued for immediate or occurring emergency events. Regular updates and situation reports will be posted on the municipal website as new information becomes available.
- Information will be broadcast through local media including radio and television. It is important that people follow any instructions that may be broadcast.
- If you live or work in the area where the emergency is occurring and first responders think you may be at risk, a first responder or municipal official may come to your door. It is important to follow the instructions they give you.
Emergency information may include:
- Type of emergency event
- Instructions for people to follow including Evacuation Alerts and Orders
- Instructions to stay safe
- Road closure information
If you are experiencing or come across an emergency, please call 911. Notification to the appropriate response organizations begins with 911.