Establishing an Emergency Program

Each local authority must pass a bylaw in order to authorize and empower the development and maintenance of an emergency program by an Executive Committee.  Each regional district government must pass an additional bylaw to extend the service throughout all the electoral areas of the regional district.  

The implementing bylaw should specify the organization and concept of operations of the emergency program, delegate authority to an emergency program Executive Committee and outline the responsibilities of the local authority. 

Bylaws/resolutions should be reviewed following each local government election to ensure that newly elected officials are aware of their responsibilities to support the emergency program as well as to ensure the provisions of bylaws are up to date.

Sample Bylaw for Municipalities (PDF)

Sample Bylaw for Regional Districts (PDF)

Sample Service Bylaw for Regional Districts (PDF)