Public safety and the well-being of citizens is a crucial function of local government. Local hazards and local hazard warnings must be taken seriously, which is why the District of Lillooet has an Emergency Management Program.
The Emergency Management Program is responsible for the direction and control of coordinated response to and recovery from major emergency events or disasters.
This is accomplished by maintaining current emergency plans, forging effective partnerships with municipal partners and regional emergency management organizations, encouraging emergency preparedness through public outreach and education, providing emergency notifications and information, and ensuring an adequate complement of trained emergency personnel, including community volunteers.
If the magnitude of the event overwhelms the capabilities of the District, the province will assist by activating the provincial emergency management structure to support local emergency operations centers (EOCs). In an emergency event, regional and municipal staff, volunteers, first responders, First Nations and non-government agencies would all be involved in the emergency response.
The function of the EOC is to support the disaster site in a variety of ways, such as acquiring supplies, coordinating agencies, providing public information, and managing evacuations.
The Lillooet Emergency Management Program does NOT coordinate or facilitate daily emergency response activities under the jurisdiction of the RCMP, Fire Department or BC Ambulance Service.
Please consider becoming an emergency response volunteer.
Volunteers are an essential resource in emergency events, and there are many different ways that you can get involved to help your community in a disaster.
For more information on Lillooet's Emergency Preparedness plan, please see the District of Lillooet Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (PDF).
For medical emergencies requiring an ambulance, contact BC Ambulance.
9-1-1 Emergency Service
9-1-1 Emergency Service is now available in the District of Lillooet.
There are four reasons to call 9-1-1:
1. To get help for someone who is hurt or very sick.
2. If you smell smoke or see a fire.
3. If you see someone stealing something or hurting someone.
4. If you need emergency help fast for any reason.
Darren Oike, Fire Chief
Lillooet Fire Department
Deputy Fire Chief
Working Smoke Alarms save lives, reduce injuries & damage - have you tested yours?
To report a crime, contact your local RCMP Detachment or the police force of jurisdiction in your area.
Lillooet RCMP Detachment
BOX 710, LILLOOET, V0K 1V0
First Nations Police Services
Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police
P.O. Box 488, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250 256-7784
Search & Rescue
Lillooet and District Rescue Society
We are a charity and society that provides highway rescue, low angle rescue, swiftwater rescue and assist other emergency services in Lillooet and surrounding areas.
To protect those in need while working with other emergency services in a timely manner to Lillooet and surrounding communities.
Phone: (250) 256-0191
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Box 315 - 654 Industrial Place
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Fishing Area: Region 3
Pre-Recorded Native Fishing Times,
Mid and Upper Fraser