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The Langley Emergency Program (LEP) is a joint program between both the Township of Langley and the City of Langley that works together to ensure that any response to a disaster is both fluid in communications and coordination. The Emergency Plan for Langley is based on an ‘all hazards’ approach, and is tested yearly by staff from both municipalities and provincial organizations such as BC Ministry of Public Safety, BC Ministry of Health, and Emergency Management BC as well as response agencies such as RCMP, BC Ambulance, local School District, area railways and utilities, etc.
The Langley Emergency Program is responsible to:
- Maintain and update Emergency Plans
- Encourage citizens and businesses to be prepared
- Train responders to follow provincial model of response
- Train volunteer responders
- Ensure during a disaster that guidelines and legislation are adhered to
- Spread the word to "be prepared"
Within the Langley Emergency Program, Emergency Social Services (ESS) provides short-term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies.