Provincial emergency plans

Multi-agency emergency plans are an important part of ensuring B.C. is prepared for an emergency or disaster.

These plans are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure a strategy is in place to address future emergencies and disasters. Multi-agency plans foster co-operation among many organizations across the province with a strong focus on public safety, infrastructure protection, and disaster recovery.


B.C. emergency management system

British Columbia Emergency Management System (PDF, 2.6 MB) is recognized as a standard system for emergency response, and is currently required for use within B.C. Government, and recommended as a best practice for all emergency management partners in B.C. 


B.C. emergency operations centre guidelines

The Operations Centre Guideline (PDF, 2.3 MB) is a set of standards for members of an Emergency Operations Centre in the event of a major emergency or disaster.


B.C. earthquake immediate response plan

The B.C. Earthquake Immediate Response Plan (PDF, 4 MB) is a provincial earthquake plan that details the initial actions of Emergency Management B.C. following a catastrophic earthquake.


Comprehensive emergency management plan

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan is Emergency Management B.C.’s framework that outlines the provincial operations used in the event of an emergency or disaster.