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Emergency Services

The Town of Princeton provides fire service through a dedicated volunteer fire department, bylaw enforcement and animal control through a dedicated bylaw enforcement officer and emergency management and planning through the Princeton Emergency Program.

Princeton Volunteer Fire Department

The Princeton Volunteer Fire Department provides a wide array of fire protection, including fire fighting and suppression, rescue, pre-fire planning, response to hazardous materials spills, fire investigation, public information and training, all through a volunteer on call fire department, administerd by a volunteer Fire Chief.

 

Do you want to be a volunteer fire fighter? Contact the Fire Chief at 250-295-3325.

Emergency contact information:

Emergency

Non Emergency

Police

911

250-295-6911

Ambulance

911

1-800-461-9911

Fire

911

250-295-3325

Princeton Emergency Program

 

250-295-8642

Women's 24-hour Crisis Line

 

250-295-8211

RCMP Victim Services

 

250-295-7901

Princeton Weather Station

 

250-295-7400

Princeton General Hospital

 

250-295-3233

Princeton Emergency Program

The Town of Princeton has an Emergency Bylaw and accompanying emergency plan, which provides for the establishment, administration and operation of an Emergency Response and Recovery Plan. Both town staff and Princeton volunteers are trained to provide emergency managment in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Everyone is encouraged to make their own personal emergency preparedness plans. Being prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more, at home, in your car, or at work, will give you peace of mind knowing that you and your family are prepared. Some basics in preparation include:

  • Drinking Water (min. 4 litres of water per person per day)
  • Food (min. 3 day supply)
  • Clothing/Shelter
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Out of town family emergency phone contact
  • Personal items, medicine, baby supplies
  • Pet food/supplies
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery powered radio 

In the event of an emergency or disaster, reception centers will be set up for registration and inquiry. The number and location of reception centers that may be opened and set up would be dependant on the nature of the situation and the evacuation measures necessary. In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, listen to your battery powered radio, check this website and social media (e.g. Facebook) for further information.

The Princeton Emergency Program includes Emergency Social Services (ESS). ESS is operated by local volunteers that provide primary services like: food, shelter, clothing and family re-unification in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Other Emergency Preparedness Agencies:

Contact Information

Fire Chief - Rob Banks
Princeton Fire Hall
174 Penryn Avenue
Telephone - 250-295-3325 (non emergency)
Fax - 250-295-3115

Princeton Emergency Program Coordinator -Ed Atkinson

Telephone - 250-295-3135 (town hall)
Email - emergencyprogram@princeton.ca