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Heat Safety and Preparedness

This page was last reviewed on November 30, 2023.

Regional Extreme Heat Preparedness

The Comox Valley Emergency Program (CVEP) supports regional hazard planning and coordination (which includes extreme weather events such as heat emergencies) and works closely with municipal partners in Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and K’ómoks First Nation. Together we are guided by recommendations from the BC HEAT committee, as they are the Provincial Health Leads for extreme heat events in British Columbia.

Communities and municipalities within the Comox Valley are prepared to open cooling stations during an official heat warning (determined by Environment Canada) and to expand cooling centre hours and services as required during an Extreme Heat Emergency (determined by BC HEAT committee).

For ongoing information and guidance regarding Heat Preparedness in the Village of Cumberland as well as the greater Comox Valley please visit: Heat Safety | Comox Valley Regional District (

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