Emergency management policies

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) leads the management of emergencies and disasters in British Columbia. EMBC supports other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction. 

These policies and procedures help EMBC to:

  • Meet their service objectives as mandated through emergency management legislation
  • Make equitable and clear decisions
  • Ensure that emergency management activities in B.C. are carried out in a safe and effective manner

See a list of terms and definitions (PDF, 186KB) used in policies.

Emergency Management BC policies
Policy Number Title Category Documents
1.01 Task Report General
1.02 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Code of Conduct General
1.03

Certificate of Appreciation

General
1.04 Hepatitis B Prevention/Post Exposure Follow-up General
1.05 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Registration General
1.06 Personal/Commercial Conflict of Interest General
1.07

Volunteer Recognition Program

General
1.08 Application for Training Task Number General
1.09 Disaster Mitigation Program: Eligible Applicants General
2.01

Provincial Support for Livestock Relocation During an Emergency

Operations
2.02 Task Authorization Operations
2.03 Support to Local Authorities when Declaring a State of Local Emergency Operations
2.04 PEP Air Service Operations
2.05 Red Flashing Light and Siren Permits Operations
2.06  Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Safety Operations
2.07

Road and Medical Rescue

Operations
2.08 Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) Winter Response Operations
2.09

Body Recovery

Operations
2.10 Class 'D' Helicopter Rescue*
*contact SAR specialists for application
Operations
2.11 Search and Rescue Helicopter Usage Operations
2.12

Search and Rescue

Operations
2.13 Search and Rescue Night Vision Imaging Systems (Pilot Project) Operations
4.01 Emergency Telephone Requirements Logistics
4.02 Provincial Flood Response Assets Logistics
5.01 Task Registration Finance
5.02 Expense Reimbursement Finance
5.03 Evacuee Living Assistance Finance
5.04 Public Safety Lifeline Equipment Repair/Replacement Finance
5.05 PEP Air Invoice (CASARA Expense Claim) Finance
5.06 Volunteer Expense Reimbursement and Allowance Rate Finance
5.07 Workers’ Compensation Coverage Finance
5.08 Liability Coverage Finance
5.09 Disaster Financial Assistance Application Finance
5.10 TEAMS Finance and Administration Finance
5.11 Provincial support for deploying 'Out of Jurisdiction' First Nations and local authority staff to an emergency operations centre (EOC) Logistics
5.12 Construction of Temporary Berms and Dikes Finance
5.13 Pandemic Response Task Eligibility for First Nations and Local Government Finance