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Emergency Management Oceanside (EMO)
The emergency programs for the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach work in unison to provide large scale emergency support and disaster service to residents of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area. The Emergency Management Oceanside partnership provides an efficient, effective and cooperative approach to managing emergencies in our region. EMO provides professional 24/7 emergency support and has the capacity to develop and undertake preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery planning. This website was developed by the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach as a resource for the residents of Oceanside.
Oceanside Emergency Support Services (OESS)
This group of dedicated volunteers provides assistance to people displaced or directly affected by an emergency or a disaster. Trained volunteers arrange food, clothing, housing and access to emotional support for up to 72 hours after and emergency. If you are evacuated from your residence due to an emergency or you do not have insurance against damage to your residence due to fire or other emergency situation, you will be greeted and supported by caring volunteers.
Oceanside Emergency Communications Team (OECT)
EMO is also supported by ECT volunteers licensed through Industry Canada as radio operators to provide communications within the region, throughout the province and around the world using voice and digital radio equipment. Messages can be passed along regarding the welfare of residents to loved ones outside of the region and the needs of the region in an emergency.