Who are ESS Volunteers?

The City of New Westminster Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteers are a group of dedicated individuals who help plan for the wellbeing of their neighbours and fellow citizens in the event of a disaster. A commitment of approximately 4 – 6 hours per month is required for meetings, free training and exercises. Volunteers are required to:

  • Be 19+ years and in good health
  • Have a valid BC Driver's License
  • Do a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector search. This is requested as part of the application process.
  • General Inquiries
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
    T: 604-519-1000

  • Public Safety and Prevention
    (inspections, oil tank inquiries, fire safety issues, public education)
    T: 604-519-1004