City of Nelson will establish an Emergency Management Program

The City of Nelson will be establishing an Emergency Management Program to meet the needs of the city.

CAO Kevin Cormack says council has directed staff to develop an all hazards program that focuses on preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency disaster.

Cormack says it allows them to prioritize Nelson projects.

Although Council has given notice to the RDCK that the City will be withdrawing from the full regional service at the end of 2018, Council has directed staff to identify the areas that will continue to  make sense to  deliver regionally and to ensure that Nelson's program works hand in hand with both the RDCK and City of Castlegar programs. 

They've also opted out of joining the RDCK Wildfire Mitigation Service..but council directed staff to work in collaboration with the RDCK in the delivery of the work.