City of Williams Lake Emergency Support Services

The City of Williams Lake Emergency Program provides Emergency Support Services (ESS) within our City as part of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

What does Emergency Support Services do?      

  1.  Help people to re-establish themselves as quickly as possible after a disaster
  2.  Help people meet their basic needs during a disaster
  3.  Reunite families separated by disaster

Across B.C., ESS volunteers are prepared to assist their local community in the event of a crisis. When an emergency or disaster affects a community, ESS volunteers help provide the essential services necessary to sustain people until the community can return to pre-disaster conditions. During an emergency, trained support teams such as ESS can make times of crisis easier to manage. The general public can help with disaster response too, by becoming as informed and prepared as possible.

ESS volunteers are always needed!

There are no special skills, talents or experience required to be a volunteer. ESS can offer FREE accredited training from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, practical training and much more! 

Contact the Williams Lake Protection services,  Local Authority or local ESS team to find out how to join.