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, 2.6MB) 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. 

Emergency Operations Centre guidelines

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

Provincial Earthquake Immediate Response Strategy

The Provincial Earthquake Immediate Response Strategy (PDF, 5.5MB) focuses on the structure and frameworks for provincial coordination following a catastrophic earthquake. This document replaces the the B.C. Earthquake Immediate Response Plan published in 2015.

Comprehensive emergency management plan

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