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, administered 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|
|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 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 management 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)
- First Aid Supplies
- 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 dependent 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.
Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Current Wildfire Activity
Other Emergency Preparedness Agencies:
- PEP - British Columbia's Provincial Emergency Program
- EPC - Emergency Preparedness Canada
- Canadian Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- Emergency Support Services of BC
- Justice Institute Emergency Management Training Division
- South Okanagan Similkameen Crime Stoppers
Fire Chief - Rob Banks
Princeton Fire Hall
174 Penryn Avenue
Telephone: 250-295-3325 (non emergency)
Princeton Emergency Program Coordinator
151 Vermilion Ave, Town Hall
Direct Line: 778-720-6097
Telephone: 250-295-3135 (town hall)