Emergency Management

OKIB's Emergency Management program coordinates and communicates emergency measures and information to OKIB members and residents living on OKIB reserves. The Emergency Management Program consists of three branches: the OKIB Fire Department; the Emergency Operations Centre; and the Disaster Recovery Group.


Follow these links to the appropriate page

OKIB Fire Department non-emergency 250-306-8477

In an emergency call 9-1-1

Emergency Operations Centre 250-306-9796

Disaster Recovery Team 236-600-0159 Ext. 1013


​ NEW Emergency Support Services Volunteer database - Sign up today

NEW Emergency Support Services Volunteer database

Learn more about Becoming a ESS Volunteer and or what ESS is..

What do Trained Volunteers Provide?

Volunteer responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating the provision of
    • Food, clothing, and lodging
    • Emotional support
    • Pet care
    • Transportation
  • Family reunification
  • Identifying locations for reception centres and group lodging to house and feed people forced from their homes
  • Working with local businesses, service organizations and government agencies
  • Providing information about the crisis
  • Finding and coordinating other volunteers


Signing up allows for:

  • Allow Volunteers to Register to Become a Volunteer
  • Learn How to be a Volunteer
  • Provide what type of Training is needed to be a Volunteer
  • Chose their Dates and Time if Volunteer hours
  • Keeps track of ESS/ JIBC Training
  • Tracks hours of Volunteering

Click the link below to sign up:

Click here to sign up!


In order to be able to take the Registration and Referrals training All these Pre reqs are required. These Courses are available free on the Justice Institute of BC website





Freshet Community information meetings

April 13th, 2022

These are the recorded sessions regarding the spring freshet 2022, with each meeting focusing on areas identified in the White Rock Lake Fire Post Fire Hazard Assessment, which was conducted on behalf of the Province by Jennifer Clarke, M.Sc., P.Geo. Clarke Geoscience Ltd. Geomorphologist Jennifier Clark presented on affected by the wildfire which may present a hazard to the specified areas on reserve at each meeting.