Emergency Planning and Response

Emergency Planning and Response in Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A

  • Call 911 to report an emergency anywhere in Metro Vancouver, including Electoral Area A. Be ready to share your name and location.
  • Each household should be prepared to take care of themselves during an emergency for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Check the Government of Canada Get Prepared website for more information about what to do before, during, and after an emergency.

 Register for Metro Vancouver's Emergency Notification System

University of British Columbia  University Endowment Lands Howe Sound (incl. Passage & Bowyer Islands) Barnston Island Indian Arm & Pitt Lake

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In an emergency, call 911.

Metro Vancouver
24-hour Emergency Response Officer



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Metro Vancouver is responsible under Provincial legislation for emergency planning and response in all of Electoral Area A. Specific emergency services provided by Metro Vancouver are:

  • Incident Command/Coordination at the emergency site as needed;
  • Central coordination through our Emergency Operations Centre;
  • Liaison with Provincial and other Local Authorities as well as UBC;
  • Coordinating Disaster Financial Assistance applications;
  • Wildland Fire Suppression in concert with BC Forest Service;
  • Local Assistants to the Fire Commissioner; and
  • Emergency Social Services to ensure the welfare of residents who may be displaced.