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The North Okanagan region has a 911 telephone service and works in conjunction with Kelowna Telecom dispatch team. The communications centre is located in Kelowna and is based on a cutting-edge police computer systems, new equipment from Telus and an amalgamated 911/RCMP dispatch team.


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The North Okanagan region has nine fire halls and over 250 firefighters. Only the Vernon Fire Department is a composite hall consisting of paid career and volunteer firefighters. The Okanagan Landing Firehall is run on a contractor basis and the remaining seven fire halls are strictly paid-on-call volunteer. Many of the services, such as fire inspection and fire prevention officers as well as dispatch, are regionalized and provided by the North Okanagan Regional District.


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Police (RCMP)

There are Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachments in the four major cities within the region.

  • Vernon / Coldstream Detachments:

Community Policing Office
101 3334 30th Avenue
Vernon BC, V1T 2C8
(250) 260-5833

RCMP Office
3402 30 Street
Vernon BC, V1T 5E5
Non-Emergency: (250) 545-7171

  • Armstrong / Spallumcheen Detachment:

Armstrong RCMP
Box 558
Armstrong BC, V0E 1B0
Non-Emergency: (250) 546-3023

  • Enderby & District Detachment:

Enderby RCMP
602 Granville Street
Enderby BC, V0E 1V0
Non-Emergency: (250) 838-6818

  • Lumby Detachment:

Lumby RCMP
2208 Shuswap Ave
Lumby BC, V0E 2G0
(250) 547-2151


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Each of the major centres in the North Okanagan has ambulance services. Emergency calls to 911 are routed to a dispatch centre in Kamloops, which coordinates the movement of all ambulances in the region. For non-emergency calls Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, and Vernon can call locally to (250) 542-4303, which will transfer the call to the Kamloops dispatch.


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