Under Provincial Legislation and Regional District Bylaws, the TNRD has implemented an Emergency Management Program for its 10 Electoral Areas and 6 Member Municipalities. The TNRD covers an area of 45,000 square kilometres with a total population of 122,286 (2006 Census), with the Electoral Areas containing approximately 31,000 persons.
The TNRD Emergency Program does not take the place of the Emergency Management B.C. (EMBC), nor does it address emergencies that are normally handled at the scene by the appropriate first responding agencies such as police, fire or ambulance. The TNRD program will provide the direction and coordination required to respond and recover from major emergencies or disasters in the rural (i.e. electoral) areas of the TNRD. To support the program, an emergency operations centre (EOC) will be established at the TNRD Civic Building at 465 Victoria Street in Kamloops. Technical assistance, direction and training will also be given to sub-regional emergency response teams in defined areas of the Regional District. The TNRD program is in place to assist incident commanders when emergencies exceed their response capabilities, training or available resources.
Information about the TNRD Emergency Program can be obtained during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and during summer hours (between Victoria Day and Labour Day) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.