Emergency Management

The City of Vernon is the manager of the Inter-municipal Emergency Program (IEP) which is a legislatively mandated local government emergency program.  The IEP provides services to the communities of the North Okanagan.

The IEP provides operational support to First Responders (Fire, Police, Ambulance, Public Works) during major incidents. Operational support may include EOC activation, evacuation support and subject matter expertise in major incident management.

We also take the lead in region wide emergency preparedness initiatives, planning and training of local government Emergency Operation Centre staff and Emergency Support Services responders.

For further information on the Inter-municipal Emergency Program please visit our website at www.northokanaganem.ca.