Emergency Support Services

    Emergency Support Services

    Emergency Support Services (ESS) is a volunteer-based program that provides for the short-term needs of evacuees in the event of a disaster or emergency. Short-term (up to 72 hours) services (food, accommodation, clothing, etc) are provided to preserve the emotional and physical well-being of evacuees.

    The Alberni Valley Emergency Support Services program is currently recruiting volunteers. If you are interested, please review the ESS Information Package and fill out an application to apply as a volunteer.

    ESS Reception Centres

    A Reception Centre is opened and operated by trained ESS volunteers in order to provide a safe place where evacuees from an affected area can gather to register, get information and receive assistance.

    Prior to any Reception Centre opening to the public, an assessment will undertaken to evaluate the building to ensure it can be safely occupied.

    Currently, the following are designated potential Reception Centres in the ACRD:

    • Alberni Valley: Echo 67' Community Centre, Alberni Athletic Hall, Sproat Lake Community Hall, Beaver Creek Community Hall, Cherry Creek Community Hall, Trinity Community Hall, and McLean Mill Hall.
    • Bamfield: Bamfield Community School
    • District of Tofino: Tofino Community Hall
    • District of Ucluelet: Ucluelet Secondary School

      To find out which Reception Centre has been activated watch for information from your local government and tune your radio to 93.3 The Peak.