Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Committee was formed in 2018 to research and coordinate information for a Hornby Island Emergency Preparedness Plan. Of course, the foundation for any emergency plan has to be individual, household and neighbourhood emergency preparedness, so education will be a big component of the Committee’s work.

The Committee is currently asking for people from each of Hornby’s neighbourhoods to volunteer as Neighbourhood Emergency Organizers (formerly called “Captains”). These Organizers will receive training and information about organizing neighbourhood meetings to review emergency preparedness information and identify neighbourhood resources and needs. Contact Committee chairperson David Wiseman if you are willing to be a Neighbourhood Organizer or alternate.

The Committee has already started gathering information from island organizations and businesses to develop a comprehensive list of emergency resources and identify any major gaps in preparedness.

THANK YOU to HICEEC, BC Hydro, Baynes Sound Lions Club, Hornby Island Community Fund and Comox Valley Foundation and other funders.

In the last two years, the Emergency Preparedness Committee has received grants from the Hornby Island Economic Enhancement Corporation, BC Hydro, Baynes Sound Lions Club, Hornby Island Community Fund and Comox Valley Foundation and other funders to purchase radio equipment, first aid supplies, provide workshops and publicity on emergency preparedness.

Thank you to all these organizations and volunteers, for supporting this important community work.

Emergency Preparedness Committee 2020

  • David Wiseman
  • Russel Roy
  • Gary Burtinsky
  • Amy LeBaron
  • Helen Grond
  • Albini Lapierre
  • Michael Berman

Minutes of a Community Emergency Preparedness Meeting held in February 2018 that led to the creation of the HIRRA Emergency Preparedness Committee later that year.