Emergency Services Inter-Agency Partners

Emergency Services Inter-Agency Partners

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP):

  • Nanaimo Detachment:
    • 303 Prideaux St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
    • NON-EMERGENCY phone number, 754-2345
  • Oceanside Detachment:
    • 727 West Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9P 1B9.
    • The public entrance to the Detachment is now accessed through the Pym Street parking lot.
    • NON-EMERGENCY phone number, 250-248-611
  • Gabriola Detachment
    • 525 South Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0
    • NON-EMERGENCY phone number: 250-247-8333


  • Lantzville FD: Dist 68
  • North Cedar VFD: Electoral Area (E.A) "A", Dist 68
  • Cranberry VFD, E.A "A", Dist 68
  • Gabriola Island Fire Dept: E.A "B", Dist 68
  • Extension VFD: E.A "C", Dist 68
  • East Wellington VFD: E.A "C", Dist 68
  • Nanoose Bay VFD: E.A "E", Dist 68
  • Errington VFD: E.A "F", Dist 69
  • Coombs/Hilliers VFD: E.A "F", Dist 69
  • Dashwood VFD: E.A "G", Dist 69
  • Bow Horn Bay VFD: E.A "H", Dist 69
  • Deep Bay VFD: E.A "H", Dist 69
  • Parksville FD: Dist 69
  • Town of Qualicum Beach FD: Dist 69


British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS):

  • The BCAS is Canada's only provincially-operated ambulance service, and provides emergency pre-hospital treatment and transportation by ambulance to the public and visitors to B.C. The primary mode of ambulance response is ground transport. Helicopter scene response is based on a number of criteria including patient condition, estimated time to hospital, as well as operational factors such as weather conditions and the availability of safe landing zones. If used, a helicopter will usually respond to an airport or recognized helipad to meet a ground ambulance.

Emergency Support Services (ESS):

  • An organization of volunteers and community groups dedicated to providing food, lodging, clothing and family reunion to members of the public who have been affected by a disaster or emergency. Disasters can be natural, such as flooding, landslides, urban interface forest fires, intense weather conditions, and earthquakes; or man-made, such as dangerous goods spills, apartment and house fires, major search and rescue operations, and major power failures and civil disorder.
  • ESS will also provide support to emergency responders and in certain circumstances to non-residents and visitors.
  • The level of services is basic, responding to the services considered essential for the immediate and continuing well-being of those affected.
  • Pre-planned reception centers will be set up during an emergency to provide access points for evacuees to the services they need. ESS volunteers and community organizations will staff these reception centers.

BC Hydro, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environment, Emergency Management and Climate Readiness and other valued provincial partners and their contractors assist in pre-planning, response and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Emergency Services | 6300 Hammond Bay Road | Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2 | E-mail: emergencyservices [at] rdn.bc.ca (emergencyservices[at]rdn[dot]bc[dot]ca)
Telephone: 250-390-4111 (Nanaimo) 1-877-607-4111 (Toll Free) | 250-390-2757 (Fax)