Emergency Management

Last Modified: 2016-05-31

Emergency Management BC is the Province's lead coordinating agency for all emergency management activities, including planning, training, testing and exercising, to help strengthen provincial preparedness.

This work is done in collaboration with local governments, First Nations, federal departments, industry, non-government organizations and volunteers. These steps taken in advance of a disaster will help the response effort, and help British Columbians along the road to recovery.

Contact the Emergency Management BC regional office near you.

Supporting Local Emergency Programs

Learn more about how Emergency Management BC is improving the support offered to local authority emergency programs in the Strategy to Advance Support for Local Authority Emergency Management Programs (PDF).

EMBC Strategic Plan & Annual Report

Learn more about Emergency Management BC's vision, mission and goals in the 2014/17 Strategic Plan (PDF).

Learn more about the progress made preparing for, responding to, recovering from and mitigating emergencies in the 2014/15 Emergency Management BC Annual Report (PDF).

2014 Earthquake Preparedness Report

Beginning in March 2014, Henry Renteria (former head of California’s Office of Emergency Services) conducted a stakeholder consultation regarding issues and priorities with respect to earthquake preparedness. Read the full report here (PDF, 3.5MB).

Earthquake Immediate Response Plan

We all need to plan for emergencies, even businesses and all levels of government. The B.C. Earthquake Immediate Response Plan outlines the Province’s initial response to a catastrophic earthquake.

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