The Terrorism Threat
Current world events have increased our awareness of the terrorism threat and the need for response planning. Canada is a potential terrorism target because of the democratic nature of our society. The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre had a direct impact on the Richmond Community.
As the host to an international airport, Richmond must be prepared. The Emergency Management Office is working with first response agencies to develop an emergency response plan to address this potential threat. Our approach recognizes that Richmond's emergency responders will be the first ones to the scene and must be able to respond in a timely and coordinated manner.
There are also steps that you can take to learn more about such threats and how to prepare. To learn more, visit the Emergency Management BC website at: