qRD New Lasqueti Emergency Contact Numbers Launch on June 8, 2021

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Event Date: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: May 27, 2021

qathet Regional District New Lasqueti Emergency Contact Numbers Launch on June 8, 2021.

Lasqueti Island, BC – At its April 29, 2021 qathet Regional(qRD) Board meeting, the Regional Board adopted the implementation of Amended Option C as an interim emergency dispatch solution for Lasqueti Island.

The new emergency phone numbers will be available beginning June 8, 2021. For all emergencies on Lasqueti Island the numbers to call are as follows:

  • 1-855-871-1175, or
  • 250-954-4432.

To implement Amended Option C, the qRD has contracted Northern 911 to provide live operator dispatch services for emergency services on island. The Northern 911 dispatch centre will provide a live operator 24/7 to receive emergency calls and to dispatch responders on Lasqueti Island.

For the time being, Lasqueti Island residents should continue to use the current emergency calling procedures but the Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department (LIVFD) are wanting all island residents to be ready for the change to the new emergency calling system this coming June 8th. The qRD, Northern 911 and the Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department have been undergoing an implementation phase in order to ensure system readiness. The LIVFD will be circulating new emergency calling cards for residents to post in their homes.

“With these emergency dispatch numbers in place, I urge residents to prepare for the switchover and update their emergency plans and contacts,” said Lasqueti Island Director, Andrew Fall. “This is an important step by the Regional District toward a more permanent dispatch system for Lasqueti Island.”

For information on the LIVFD, please visit qathet.ca.

Contact:

Ryan Thoms, Manager of Emergency Services

#202-4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC, V8A 2L2

qathet Regional District

rthoms [at] qathet [dot] ca (subject: MEDIA%20RELEASE%3A%20May%2027%2C%202021%20qathet%20Regional%20District%20New%20Lasqueti%20Emergency%20Contact%20Numbers%20Launch%20on%20June%208%2C%202021)
www.qathet.ca

604-485-2260

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