Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers serve Lantzville residents when disasters like flood or fire force them out of their homes without warning. We train with fellow residents one evening a month, to be ready to respond if called upon.
Some volunteers may take training to respond to smaller scale emergencies, like a structure fire. While first responders deal with the immediate situation, we may be called out to help evacuees with basic needs for the first 72 hours following the incident, like accommodations, food or clothing. We’re also trained to open a local Reception Centre to provide service to over 10 evacuees in larger scale emergencies.
ESS Lantzville is part of Emergency Management BC’s Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers and part of the District of Lantzville’s Emergency Program. Will you lend your skills and abilities to your neighbours in need? For more information contact:
Roger Belanger, ESS Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 250.390.8197 or Email: Roger Belanger
Watch CTV Morning Live weather specialist Mark Driesschen’s lively ESS overview: