The TNG Emergency Services Department was created to assist Tŝilhqot’in communities in being prepared for emergencies and supporting each other during emergencies.
Since the devastating 2017 wildfires, TNG has supported communities in numerous emergencies from wildfires and flooding to COVID-19. We are here to support. Please contact us if you have ideas on how we can better serve you.
Collaborative Emergency Management
Canada, British Columbia and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation are partners through the Collaborative Emergency Management Agreement, 2018 (CEMA), a historic tripartite agreement which commits to affirming the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and Tŝilhqot’in communities as “true partners” with the provincial and federal governments in emergency management. CEMA recognizes systemic racism in emergency management and reflects a shared commitment to ensuring that the Tŝilhqot’in people are protected by efficient, effective, and seamless emergency services, on par with those of non-Indigenous communities in the province. In practice, CEMA provides a forum for the three governments to work together to implement changes necessary to reduce impediments to Tŝilhqot’in governance and to build a transparent and collaborative multiple-agency emergency response system to protect Tŝilhqot’in citizens, property and territory.
Significantly, the agreement supports the Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s efforts to build a seamless collaborative emergency management response system that reflects Tŝilhqot’in values, needs and jurisdiction. The pandemic presented an urgent case for such a system, one that adequately addresses the heightened needs of the Tŝilhqot’in.
Emergency Response Activation Levels
|Level 1||Small event – one site, minimum staffing, two or more agencies involved, potential threat.|
|Level 2||Moderate event – several sites, large number of staff, time sensitive tasks, partial evacuation.|
|Level 3||Major event – multiple sites, 24-7 agency-wide effort, multiple agencies involved, extensive evacuations, all resources and support required.|
Emergency Numbers & Resources
- Ambulance, Fire, Police: Phone: 911
- Report a Wildfire: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-663-5555 , or *5555 on a cell phone to report wildfires, smoke columns and violations of wildfire regulations in British Columbia.
- Wildfire Information: Phone: 1-888-336-7378 (3FOREST)
- Cariboo Fire Centre (Williams Lake): Phone: 250-989-2600, Wildfire Service Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
- River Forecast Centre (Flood Warnings & Advisories): Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/river-forecast-centre
- Poison Control: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-567-8911, Website: http://www.dpic.org
- Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-663-1441, Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/crisis-and-information-lines
- HealthLink BC: Phone: 811, Deaf or hearing impaired (TTY) Phone: 711, Website: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-665-1822, Website: https://keltymentalhealth.ca/
- Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), Mental Health Support: Phone: 310-6789 (no need to dial area code), Website: https://www.crisislines.bc.ca/
- Kids Help Phone: Phone: (Toll-Free) 1-800-668-6868, Website: https://kidshelpphone.ca/
- TNG Emergency Services: Phone: (250) 392-3918 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- TNG Emergency Public Information (Emergency Operations Centre): Phone: (250) 305-6151 (Currently inactive)
- Media Contact: Phone: (778)-267-6197
To Reach Us
- TNG Downtown Office – Phone: (250) 392-3918 – to contact TNG staff on regular TNG business.
- TNG Lakeside Office – Phone: (778) 799-2145
- TNG Health Office – Phone: (250) 398-8575 – if you have questions or concerns related to COVID-19 or other health matters.
- TNG Mental Health Services – Phone: 1-236-317-8633 -if you require mental support during these challenging times.