Emergency committee being formed by the City of Fernie

Gain experience and get involved as a volunteer from the community to participate on the Emergency Planning Committee.

A home on Mill Street in Fernie during the flood in June.

A home on Mill Street in Fernie during the flood in June.

Has the flood motivated you to want to make a difference? The City of Fernie is seeking a volunteer from the community to participate on the Emergency Planning Committee to monitor, evaluate, advise and make recommendations to City Council with respect to policies and strategic matters related to the City of Fernie Emergency Program.

This is a chance for you to get involved and gain experience by volunteering.

The effective exchange of emergency information with the community and, more importantly, those impacted directly by the event is critical to the success of the response. Planning for this exchange of emergency information between internal and external stakeholders, the community (both residents and businesses) and the media greatly increases the City’s chances of an effective response and organized recovery from an emergency event.

The committee will be comprised of representatives of Council, staff, the Chamber of Commerce, Interior Health, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, School District #5, the Elk Valley and South Country Emergency Services Program, the RCMP, Search and Rescue and a representative from the community at large.

Review the terms of reference on the City’s website at www.fernie.ca to determine if this committee is the right fit for you. You can apply for this committee by submitting a letter of interest to the Director of Leisure Services by Monday, July 29.