Emergency Planning

Disaster Response Plan

The City of Coquitlam is located in one of the most beautiful areas in British Columbia and like all surrounding municipalities our community is vulnerable to emergencies and disasters.  These events can occur anywhere and anytime and often result in unpredictable consequences.

Coquitlam is committed to providing leadership and guidelines to meet the challenges associated with emergency management. This includes preparation and planning to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, and to provide an effective response and recovery as much as possible. The Coquitlam Disaster Response Plan provides an overview of the City’s emergency management commitments and response methodologies.

Disaster Response Route SignDisaster Response Routes

Disaster Response Routes are a unified network of roads that are intended to allow emergency services to travel where they are needed during disasters:

  • During an emergency, public access to these routes may be limited to allow supplies and services to quickly move to the areas with the greatest need.
  • Watch for the Disaster Response Route signs on roads throughout the lower mainland. Learning to recognize these routes is an important step in preparing for an earthquake or other disaster.
  • Public service broadcasts will provide citizens with updated status reports and information on what the routes are being used for. 

For more information on Disaster Response Routes and their locations, please review this map, and visit the Ministry of Transportation an Infrastructure web site.

Emergency Program Office

Phone: 604-927-6438
Email: EmergencyProgram@coquitlam.ca