THE LANGLEY EMERGENCY PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS!
Emergency Support Service Volunteers (ESS) provide short-term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes, or other emergencies.
Volunteers in the Langley Emergency Program prepare so that when an emergency or disaster affects our community, they are ready to help.
- ESS volunteers are trained to provide for the immediate needs of evacuees and emergency responders affected by an emergency or disaster.
- ESS volunteers are trained to provide public outreach, helping to spread the word of preparedness to the community through our website, public events, and Personal Preparedness seminars.
- ESS volunteers also gain valuable personal preparedness skills, which can assist them, and their families, in times of disaster.
Advanced Volunteer Opportunities
Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) is a specialized component of the overall ESS team who, under the Provincial Emergency Program, provide support on a rotating on-call schedule to people displaced from their homes due to emergency situations (e.g. fire, flood, or toxic exposures).
Emergency Communication Support (ECS) are responsible for assisting with communications both within, and external to, our communities after a major incident mainly through Amateur Radio connections.