The Langley Emergency Program (LEP) is a joint program between both the City and Township 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 communities and responding agencies, such as Police, School District, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, BC Railway, Provincial Emergency Program and Emergency Social Services (to support those evacuated or impacted).
The Langley Emergency Program will:
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. Throughout the province, thousands of Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers train and prepare so that when an emergency or disaster affects their 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 also gain valuable personal preparedness skills, which can assist them and their family in times of disaster.
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 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.
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.