Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program

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, The City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach (Emergency Management Oceanside)want 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 NEW-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, The City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach (Emergency Management Oceanside)want 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 NEW-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.

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    Do you have a Neighbourhood Communications plan? If so what ways are you planning to communicate with your neighbours in the event of an emergency?

    Do you have a Neighbourhood Communications plan? If so what ways are you planning to communicate with your neighbours in the event of an emergency?

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    Household preparedness is the first step in Neighbourhood Emergency preparedness. We recommend having your household prepared before reaching out to your neighbours. Please let us know what you have done to prepare your household. 

    Household preparedness is the first step in Neighbourhood Emergency preparedness. We recommend having your household prepared before reaching out to your neighbours. Please let us know what you have done to prepare your household. 

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    Please let us know what preperations your neighbours have done to arrange a Neighbourood Emergency preparedness group. This can be anything from a simple introduction to developing an advanced NEPP program.

    Please let us know what preperations your neighbours have done to arrange a Neighbourood Emergency preparedness group. This can be anything from a simple introduction to developing an advanced NEPP program.

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