Emergency Preparedness Volunteers

Emergency Program Volunteers

The Emergency Program has a group of dedicated volunteers to assist in the set up and running of reception centres that provide food, lodging, clothing and emotional support to victims of disasters. This group has the task of providing a wide range of assistance when a disaster strikes.

Emergency Program volunteers participate in multiple committees that oversee the program in several areas. The group also attends various community events to help promote the key message of the program – “Be prepared, are you ready?” – and give important information on services that are available to residents in the event of an emergency. We ask that volunteers take training that is provided free of charge to enable them to provide the services to residents on behalf of the city. The program always welcomes new volunteers.

Volunteer Committee’s include: 

  • Pet Services
  • Maintenance
  • Public Preparedness Initiatives

Each committee is Co-Chaired by a member of our volunteer organization for valuable input and assistance and all volunteers are welcome to participate in all committees.

Emergency Preparedness Training

Offered four times a year, these volunteer-led classes teach residents how to prepare for disasters, covering topics such as personal family preparedness, rapid damage assessment, basic fire suppression and basic light urban search and rescue.

All session are held on a Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Fire Hall #1, 1725 Broadway St. and lunch is provided.

Our Emergency Program could not run without its dedicated volunteers and all assistance no matter how small is welcome and embraced!

Click here to fill out a volunteer application form.


Port Coquitlam Emergency Preparedness Office
Tel  604.927.5466
Email fire@portcoquitlam.ca