SAND AND SANDBAGS
Sandbags and sand for emergency flooding can be picked up at the following locations:
- Outside Operations main entrance off of Pleasant Valley Rd
- 4005 Pleasant Valley Rd
- Corner of Okanagan Ave and Okanagan Landing Rd (across from Marshall Fields)
- Okanagan Hills Blvd and Bella Vista Rd. intersection (entrance to the Rise community)
Every municipality and regional district in the Province of BC is required to have an Emergency Program in place with the BC Emergency Program Act.
The City of Vernon’s Emergency Program is managed by Vernon Fire – Rescue Services. The Emergency Program is designed to provide support to first responders during major incidents and may include the activation of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), support for evacuations and major incident management.
If the event of an emergency you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. Those who are well prepared can minimize some of the challenges incurred during the initial response to a major incident.
Emergencies can strike at any time. So, be prepared by having a plan, assembling a 72 hour survival kit and by staying informed.
Visit The Government of Canada’s emergency preparedness website at: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx Here you will find valuable information so that you can be prepared if a disaster should occur.