Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
— William James
 

 

 


Provincial Emergency Reporting in British Columbia
1-800-663-3456
Connects to the EMBC Emergency Coordination Centre, Victoria to report an emergency (floods, landslides, hazardous material spills,etc.)

 

 

For POLICE FIRE OR AMBULANCE calls:  911.

Here is how it works:

Your call will go to the dispatch centre in Kamloops and they will direct it to the most appropriate responders for Kaslo and Area D.

In our area, we have medical First Responders who may get to you faster than an ambulance can; they will be dispatched by the operators in Kamloops and can come and give initial help, then stay with you until an ambulance arrives.

 

 

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RCMP in Kaslo:

For non emergency information in Kaslo and Area D: #250 353 2225

Follow the Kaslo RCMP on Facebook at:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaslo-RCMP/1449904771932633

 

 BC Ambulance Service:

For non emergency information in Kaslo and Area D: # 1 800 461 9911

 

Victorian Community Health Centre of Kaslo

The emergency room in Kaslo is currently open Monday to Friday from 9-5.

For more information regarding non emergencies, please call ; 250 353-2211

 

Interior Health

Kaslo and Area D residents are within the Interior Health region of the province.

During an emergency event, Interior Health authorities may be involved in a variety of ways

depending on the type of event.

 

Kaslo Volunteer Fire Department:

For non emergency fire information in Kaslo : call the RDCK: 250 352 8177.

The KVFD responds to house fires in Kaslo and part of Area D:

  • Coverage 10 km north to Shutty Bench
  • Coverage 8 km west to South Fork
  • Coverage 13 km south to Lease Lots and fire response south to Coffee Creek Bluffs

Kaslo Search and Rescue: Call 9-1-1 and the RCMP will be notified .

To understand how search and rescue works in British Columbia, read about the BC Search and Rescue Program.

A typical SAR call out originates with a missing person is being reported to a local police force. The police can opt to use the resources of a SAR group if they decide is is necessary. The SAR team is alerted, and a volunteer SAR manager is briefed on the situation. The team responds with tools and techniques depending on the circumstances. The RCMP remain in command, delegating authority to the SAR team, until the missing person is found.

To learn more about volunteering for BC Search and Rescue teams: http://www.bcsara.com/sar-groups/volunteering/

 

Tips for helping responders find you quickly:

- Have a clearly marked fire number at the end of your driveway at the road. Using a metal sign with   reflective numbers will help  at night to locate your driveway.

-If there is time and you have someone to help you, put an orange garbage bag over a box, or upsidedown garbage container and leave it at the end of your driveway as a clear marker for the responders to find.

Or:

-If there are neighbours nearby that you are able to contact have someone stand out by the road to guide the responders in to save time.

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