British Columbia Ambulance Services (BCAS) maintains a station in the city of Nelson, which serves the city and the outlying areas. BCAS operates under the authority of the Emergency Health Services Commission of the BC Ministry of Health.
The RDCK has 22 regional parks for users' enjoyment.
While there are many health services available in Nelson, most emergencies are best dealt with at Kootenay Lake District Hospital, which is operated by the Interior Health Authority (IHA). The hospital is located at 3 View Street.
In order to prepare your home and property for the possibility of an encroaching forest fire, take some time to evaluate your surroundings with the Home and Site Hazard Checklist, prepared by the BC Forest Service Protection Program. Protect your home during forest fire season by learning how to take the necessary steps to mitigate the risk of a fire approaching your home.