The TNRD program will provide the direction and coordination required to respond and recover from major emergencies or disasters.
The TNRD Emergency Program does not take the place of the Emergency Management B.C. (EMBC), nor does it address emergencies that are normally handled at the scene by the appropriate first responding agencies such as police, fire or ambulance. The TNRD program will provide the direction and coordination required to respond and recover from major emergencies or disasters in the rural (i.e. electoral) areas of the TNRD. To support the program, an emergency operations centre (EOC) will be established at the TNRD Civic Building at 465 Victoria Street in Kamloops. Technical assistance, direction and training will also be given to participating member municipalities in the Regional District. The TNRD program is in place to assist incident commanders when emergencies exceed their response capabilities, training or available resources.