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Information & Resources

Please read through the list of resources below. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact:

Dianne.garner@emplans.ca  |  604-798-4519

Jade.victor@emplans.ca  |  604-819-8748

In an Emergency . . .

1

Activate community Emergency Operations Centre

This can be done by the community Chief or Counsillor, Band Manager, Emergency Management Coordinator, or whomever is indicated in your emergency management plan.

Contact Emergency Response Team: 

Dianne.Garner@emplans.ca, 604-798-4519

Jade.Victor@emplans.ca, 604-819-8748

**The community does NOT need to declare a state of local emergency**

2

Contact EMCR SWE PREOC

Acquire Task Number

Call: 1-888-663-3456

Email: preoc2.ops1@gov.bc.ca

A task number will enable your community to be compensated for resources spent on response.

Ensure you are on Coordination Calls hosted by EMCR by contacting local EMCR representative or emailing preoc.ops1@gov.bc.ca

3

Identify your

Community's needs

This includes what can or cannot be funded by EMCR. 

 

Staffing, equipment, meals and supplies required to operate your community Emergency Operations Centre which can be funded by EMCR.

Gather your emergency management plans, checklists, communications, equipment and supplies as needed.

Keep informed and connected with agency services around the region
BC River Forecast CentreProvides info on snowpack, water supply, flood risk, & predicts flows in BC rivers and streams
Prepared BCProvides emergency preparedness information, social media packages, downloadable guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help you prepare for emergencies.
BC Wildfire ServiceProvides an updated map of current wildfires and a list of resources available

Does Your Community Need
Emergency Management Supplies?

EPS has partnered with FAST (First Aid and Survival Technologies Ltd.) to provide specialized emergency management products branded with your community's logo,  including:

  • ​ICS/EOC colour-coded identification vests

  • Community Reception Centre kit

  • Traffic Control Kit

  • And other custom products - or let us know what you'd like to equip your EM program and we'll look for it!

Information

Leads coordination of the Province of BC's emergency management activities, including preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Provides emergency preparedness information, social media packages, downloadable guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help you prepare for emergencies.

Provides information on snow pack, assesses seasonal water supply and flood risk, and predicts flows in British Columbia’s rivers and streams. It produces a range of bulletins, maps and warnings to inform emergency managers and the public about current and upcoming streamflow conditions. 

Provides health, wellness and cultural sensitivity in emergency response, management and social support services, water quality testing, and can provide a variety of resources and services in an emergency.

Provincial support organization in emergency response, mitigation, preparation and planning. 

Provides wildfire status updates, fire response efforts, fire bans and restrictions.

  • Rerport a wildfire: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell

7 / DriveBC 

Provides information on driving conditions and road closures.

Provides flood risk assessment and hazard mapping services and solutions

or Ministry of Forests

Provides flood risk assessment and hazard mapping services and solutions

Provides flood risk assessment and hazard mapping services and solutions

Provides drone and GPS technology surveying and mapping for environmental assessments and data analysis

Provides drone and GPS technology surveying and mapping for environmental assessments and data analysis

Reports

The Fires Awakened Us - Tsilhqot'in report on the 2017 wildfires
 

Trial by Fire: Nadleh Whut'en and the Shovel Lake Fire 2018 Report
 

​Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia/Abbott Chapman Report 

 

Auditor General Reports for Emergency Management in BC

Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia Independent Audit: Managing Climate Change

Auditor General for Local Government: Emergency Management in BC - District of Mission Report

Auditor General for Local Government: Emergency Management in BC - Fraser Valley Regional District Report

 

Province of BC: Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy: Actions for 2022-2025
 

Province of BC: Modernizing Emergency Management Legislation

Emergency Management B.C. (EMBC) is modernizing the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support more effective management of emergencies in B.C. by incorporating international best practices, including the United Nations (UN) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework); the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration); and the draft principles that guide the Province’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

Emergency Program Act (1996)

What We Heard Report

What We Heard Summary Report

Legislative Changes

 

BC Flood Strategy with Ministry of Forests

Ministry of Forests (FOR) is working with Alderhill Planning Inc. on engagement with communities for the development of the BC Flood Strategy. 

Flood Strategy Engagement Website
Your community can either fill out an online survey or prepare a written submission on the engagement website. Engagement closes on January 6, 2023.

Then a What We Heard Report will be developed in summer 2023.

From Flood Risk to Resilience in BC: An Intentions Paper

Intentions Paper Summary 

The core themes of the new Strategy include understanding flood risk, strengthening flood risk governance, enhancing flood preparedness, response, and recovery, and investing in flood resilience.

 

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework focuses on the adoption of measures which address the three dimensions of disaster risk: exposure to hazards, vulnerability and capacity, and hazard's characteristics) in order to prevent the creation of new risk, reduce existing risk and increase resilience. 

The Sendai Framework is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.

It is the outcome of stakeholder consultations initiated in March 2012 and inter-governmental negotiations held from July 2014 to March 2015, which were supported by the UNDRR upon the request of the UN General Assembly.

​​United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

A comprehensive statement addressing the human rights of Indigenous peoples.  The document emphasizes the rights of Indigenous peoples to live in dignity, to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their self-determined development, in keeping with their own needs and aspirations. 

Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre 
is dedicated to supporting First Nations communities in their efforts to re-establish control over their lands, natural resources and environment.

 

Firesmart Canada
This national program provides information and training to promote awareness and education to reduce risk, loss of life and property from fire in the wildland urban interface, where wildlands and human development come together, for indiviuals, neighbourhoods and communities.

Various programs are available including training to become a FireSmart representative, to develop fire resilient homes and properties, and become a recognized FireSmart community.

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