The Langley Emergency Program is entering its fifteenth year of operation and is jointly supported by the City and Township of Langley. The program is responsible for the coordination of all pre planning, preparedness and training for response to, and recovery from major emergencies or disaster in the Langley communities. The program also provides information to help citizens prepare themselves in advance of a major disaster.
The Langley Emergency Program manages several volunteer teams. The Emergency Social Services (ESS) Team maintains the responsibility for emergency human services after an incident and has continued to see its membership increase to almost one hundred active members.
The Emergency Building Inspection Team undertakes the responsibility for inspecting public buildings in order of priority after a major earthquake.
The Emergency Amateur Radio Communicators are responsible for assisting with communications both internal to and external to our communities after a major incident.
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) team, a specialized component of the overall ESS team, provides personal disaster assistance under the Provincial Emergency Program by providing support for victims of small emergency situations involving fewer than 4 families displaced from their homes due to fire, flood, or toxic exposures.
Finally, the Emergency Call Centre volunteers may be called upon to take calls from the public at the Emergency Call Centre, providing and receiving information in the event of a major emergency or disaster.
Substantial energies continue to be directed toward the growth and support of all the emergency services volunteer teams, as clearly their value to the community is immense during a major incident. Please see our Volunteers page for more information.