Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program

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Get engaged with your Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness program. Whether you are an established Neighbourhood, looking to join with a group or want to have some input in the program.


The Regional District of Nanaimo wants you to learn more and be apart of our Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), connect with other groups within the region, and gain support to develop your own neighbourhood program.

  • This page allows you to show us on a map if you have an established program or are interested in starting one.
  • Have a discussion by answering one of our questions below. The more people share where they are at, the more info we all share and can help each other get prepared.
  • Have a question? You are likely not the only one thinking it! Ask a question and we will provide an answer below for all to see and learn from.

Be sure to register to our Get Involved RDN Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program to share your thoughts and learn when we have added to topics and helpful information.

Great Resources

  • If you are new to the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program please start by clicking on the Regional NEPP handbook or Prepared BC NEPP handbook to learn some important info and easy steps to get started.
  • A good Neighbourhood program always starts with personal and household preparedness, you can learn more about what this includes on our website.
  • We hope to provide helpful info and how to steps within our FAQs, check back as we will continue to update them.
  • Be sure to reach out to your local emergency program as a valuable resource when starting a neighbourhood program in your area! Contact information can be found in the right-hand column of this page.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and questions, and to become more prepared.


The Regional District of Nanaimo wants you to learn more and be apart of our Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), connect with other groups within the region, and gain support to develop your own neighbourhood program.

  • This page allows you to show us on a map if you have an established program or are interested in starting one.
  • Have a discussion by answering one of our questions below. The more people share where they are at, the more info we all share and can help each other get prepared.
  • Have a question? You are likely not the only one thinking it! Ask a question and we will provide an answer below for all to see and learn from.

Be sure to register to our Get Involved RDN Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program to share your thoughts and learn when we have added to topics and helpful information.

Great Resources

  • If you are new to the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program please start by clicking on the Regional NEPP handbook or Prepared BC NEPP handbook to learn some important info and easy steps to get started.
  • A good Neighbourhood program always starts with personal and household preparedness, you can learn more about what this includes on our website.
  • We hope to provide helpful info and how to steps within our FAQs, check back as we will continue to update them.
  • Be sure to reach out to your local emergency program as a valuable resource when starting a neighbourhood program in your area! Contact information can be found in the right-hand column of this page.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and questions, and to become more prepared.

  • Complete a Quiz to Enter for Prizes! Until May 9th

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    Complete any one of our Emergency related quizzes to enter the draw for Emergency related prizes including a Car Emergency kit, Solar Powered Radio with Flashlight and a hybrid solar flashlight and charger

    Quizzes close at midnight on Sunday May 9th

    Household Emergency Preparedness Quiz

    FireSmart Quiz


  • Updates and Resources

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    Emergency Preparedness Week 2021

    Are you prepared? May 1, 2021 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and May 2-9, 2021 is Emergency Preparedness Week.

    Check out the Events tab for workshop dates and times

    Attend any one of these sessions to win some great emergency related prizes! Registration is required.

    Where: Virtual via Zoom, a link will be sent upon registration. Please note an internet capable device with sound is required

    Register by email or phone: emergencyservices@rdn.bc.ca or 250-390-6759. Please include your name, email address, and which session you will attend.


    FireSmart activities don’t always cost money. Check out these easy and effective Tips while you start your Spring Cleaning!

    • Try making sure your gutters are free of debris, clear any material from underneath your deck, and stack your fire wood at least 10 meters away from your home!
    • Spring has Sprung! Make sure your lawns are trimmed shorter than 10 centimeters, and create a watering plan to keep them well hydrated!
    • Why not take the easy way out this year and try planting a rock garden! Low maintenance, no watering, and the best part is, you’re reducing the flammable fuels around your home!

    For more easy FireSmart tips, check out https://homeowners-manual.firesmartbc.ca/.


    Upcoming Wildfire Resiliency Projects

    The RDN has received funding to complete 7 Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans across the district. CWRPs are used to assess wildfire threat and risk within a community by analyzing the local environment, and by engaging local community stakeholders. The goal is to create a feasible plan to prepare and educate the public on how to keep their communities ready for wildfire! Stay tuned on: Get Involved RDN for more updates on these projects

    Visit the RDN Emergency Services Website for more Emergency Preparedness information