Dear New Quadra Island Resident,

On behalf of the local Emergency Program on Quadra Island, I would like to welcome you to our island community, and take this opportunity to tell you a bit about our Emergency Program.

Quadra Island is home to an RCMP detachment, located at 738 West Rd, in Quathiaski Cove (“Q Cove”). In addition to Quadra Island, this detachment serves Cortes Island, Read Island, and Maurelle Island. The RCMP non-emergency phone number is 250-285-3631. For a police emergency, you should call 9-1-1.

The volunteer Quadra Island Fire Department provides service within the South Quadra Island Fire Protection District, operating from two Fire Halls: The main hall (Hall #1) is located at 844 Heriot Bay Rd near Q Cove, with a second hall (Hall #2) located at 1515 West Rd in Heriot Bay. The Fire Department’s non-emergency phone number is 250-285-3262. For a fire emergency, you should call 9-1-1.

Quadra Island is also home to a BC Ambulance station, adjacent to the #1 Fire Hall on Heriot Bay Rd. In the event of a medical emergency, you should call 9-1-1. BC Ambulance on Quadra Island is staffed 24/7 and in an emergency can access transportation off-island after ferry hours.

The Quadra Island Emergency Program is a group of over 100 trained local volunteers helping Quadra Island prepare for,and respond to, an emergency or disaster – such as an earthquake, wildfire, or other natural or man-made disaster. Our Emergency Program is structured as follows:

Once you have settled into your new home, if you would like to learn more about the Emergency Program, or volunteer to help, please contact Shaun Koopman at 250-830-6702.

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