Online emergency management training

Online emergency management training courses are in partnership with the Justice Institute of BC and are available to all eligible applicants in the province.

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Applicant information

To be eligible to apply, you must be one of the following:

  • Group 1: Staff or volunteers of Indigenous community or local government Emergency Management Programs
  • Group 2: Emergency Support Services (ESS) responders of an Indigenous community or local government  
  • Group 3: If space is available, staff or volunteers of provincial ministry, regional/provincial organization, crown corporation, non-government organization, or other emergency management/response programs

And, based on what group you're in, you must have a recommendation from:

  • Group 1: Emergency Program Coordinator/Senior Public Official
  • Group 2: ESS Director
  • Group 3: EMBC Regional Manager or Emergency Management Training Specialist

Costs

Courses are provided at no cost to eligible participants who fill various roles during emergency and disaster response.

No-shows

If you don’t show up for a course, you may not be able to take future EMBC sponsored courses. If you must withdraw from a course, please let us know well in advance of the start date.


Before you begin the application

Before you begin your application, here is what you need to know.

  1. Get a course recommendation based on what group you're in (see applicant information). You'll need: 
    • Contact details of the person who recommended the course
    • Proof you've completed any prerequisites
    • The name and date of the course you want to take. If you want to take more than one course:
      • The dates can't overlap, and
      • You must submit separate applications for each
    • To submit your application by the deadline
  2. When you complete the application, please save the receipt. 
  3. We'll review your application. If you're accepted into the course we'll register you and email you confirmation.

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Online course descriptions and dates

Click on a specific course to see if an offering is available this quarter.

Please note, certain online courses are available to registered emergency support service (ESS) members. These courses are indicated by an asterix (*) below, and in the application drop-down menu.

 Self-paced introduction courses

Delivery: Self-paced online, 3 to 7 hours, over 2 weeks

This self-paced online course allows you to progress through the content at your own pace, and takes approximately 3 to 7 hours to complete. Students will learn the basic concepts and structure of emergency management in Canada. Explore the framework, principles and components involved in effectively managing emergencies or disasters, whether in a government, community agency, industry, or business context.

This course is beneficial to anyone with an interest or involvement in emergency management, and serves as a prerequisite course for many of the other JIBC Emergency Management Division courses.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 1 to December 11, 2022

Open until filled

Delivery: Self-paced online, 3 to 7 hours, over 2 weeks

Students will be introduced to an effective incident site management system for command, control, and coordination of response at an emergency site. Gain a basic understanding of the Incident Command System, its organization, principles, basic structure and common responsibilities. This course is the first in a series of ICS training courses and will be of particular interest to first responders and those who have a site-support role in an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Course Schedule
Date Application Status

October 1 to December 11, 2022

Open until filled

Self-paced intermediate courses

Course Prerequisites: EMRG–1100 Introduction to EM
Delivery: Self-paced online, 14 hours over 4 weeks

This self-paced online course allows you to progress through the content at your own pace, and takes approximately 14 hours to complete. Students will explore an overview of the psychosocial needs of emergency management personnel and communities before, during, and after disasters, as well as strategies and resources to support psychosocial resilience (e.g., self-care, worker care). This course also discusses stress responses, vulnerable populations, resiliency toolkits, and risk and resiliency factors.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 31 to November 28, 2022 

October 15, 2022

Course Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Self-paced online, 14 hours over 4 weeks

This self-paced online course allows you to progress through the content at your own pace, and takes approximately 14 hours to complete. Explore the basics of emergency management exercise design and learn how the field of exercise design has changed in recent years to become a key component of emergency preparedness. Review the concepts of a formal multi-year exercise program, the exercise program management team, the five-phase exercise design model and the exercise design team. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to emergency management exercise design.  

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Course Prerequisites: EMRG–1150 Intro to EM Exercise Design
Delivery: Self-paced online, 14 hours over 4 weeks

This self-paced online course allows you to progress through the content at your own pace, and takes approximately 14 hours to complete. Student will learn to apply the five-phase exercise cycle to design a discussion-based exercise. Work in small groups to create all the materials needed to conduct a table-top exercise. Participate in role-play activities and gain first-hand experience in dealing with common exercise problems. 

This course will benefit anyone needing to develop discussion-based exercises such as seminars, workshops, table-tops and immersive simulations. The goal of this course is to provide participants with practical experience in using the 5-phase exercise cycle methodology and tools to design and conduct discussion-based exercises. 

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Group-based/instructor guided courses 

Delivery: Group-based online, 1 to 2 hours per day over 4 weeks

This is a "condensed" group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Your active participation is required to support the learning of all participants. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of how Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) operate in supporting the needs of response departments and agencies during emergencies and disasters.  The course is based on Incident Command System (ICS) principles, and is beneficial to a variety of learners, particularly those who are preparing for a role in a public or private organization’s EOC.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 3 to October 31, 2022

September 15

October 31 to November 28, 2022

October 15

Course Prerequisites: EMRG–1320 EOC Essentials 
Delivery: Group-based online, 1 to 2 hours per day over 3 weeks

This is a "condensed" group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Your active participation is required to support the learning of all participants. Students will engage in learning the specific Operations Section function with an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the site support level. Information around roles, responsibilities, staffing, branch duties, site interface, resource management, and incident/status reporting are covered.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

November 7 to 28, 2022

October 15

 

EMRG–1331 Emergency Operations Centre, Planning Section

Course Prerequisites: EMRG–1320 EOC Essentials
Delivery: Group-based online, 1 to 2 hour per day, over 3 weeks 

This is a "condensed" group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Your active participation is required to support the learning of all participants. Students will learn the specific Planning Section function with an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the site support level. Information around roles, responsibilities, staffing, branch duties, site interface, resource management, and incident/status reporting are covered.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

November 7 to 28, 2022

October 15

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1320 EOC Essentials
Delivery: Group-based online, 1 to 2 hours per day, over 3 weeks (7 hours)

This is a "condensed" group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Students will learn the specific Logistics Section function with an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the site support level.  Information around roles, responsibilities, staffing, branch duties, site interface, resource management, and incident/status reporting are covered.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 17 to November 28, 2022

September 15

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1200 ICS Level 100 or EMRG-1320 EOC Essentials
Delivery: Group-based online, 3 to 4 hours per week, over 4 weeks

This course is a group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Acquire the skills and knowledge required of an Information Officer working at an emergency site or at a site support facility. Learn how to write key messages and media releases; communicate effectively with the public, media, and internal stakeholders; and utilize a variety of communication media. Information around the roles, and responsibilities of an Information Officer (IO) and the IO team, reporting structures and lines of authority; key stakeholders and audiences; public relations; media relations; communication tools; and communications planning and documentation are covered.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 31 to November 28, 2022

October 15

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1100-Introduction to EM
Delivery: Group-based online, 3 to 4 hours per week, over 4 weeks

This course is a group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. You will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. This course is intended to guide students through the process of identifying hazards, assessing risks, analyzing vulnerabilities, and assessing impacts of disasters on communities and their local authorities. The goal is to provide students with a tool to set priorities for sustainable hazard mitigation and to integrate and implement hazard, risk, vulnerability & analysis information into emergency management programs and emergency plans within local authorities.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

October 17 to November 14, 2022

September 15

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1100-Introduction to EM
Delivery: Group-based, online, 3 to 4hours per week, over 3 weeks

This course provides participants with information on developing personal preparedness programs for individuals, families, communities, and workplaces. Participants will learn different ways to inform and engage individuals around their personal planning for, responding to and recovery from emergencies and disasters. Workshop activities and presentation ideas will also be reviewed in this course.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1100-Introduction to EM 
Delivery: Group-based online, 3 to 4 hours per week, over 4 weeks

This course is a group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. The course is delivered over a four (4) week period where you will be expected to complete 3 to 4 hours of work each week. Students will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Students will learn about the potential community impact of disasters and the primary components involved in disaster recovery. The purpose and role of a community recovery organization are explored and learners are introduced to a process for the development of an effective Disaster Recovery Plan. Participants will explore components of community recovery, steps for recovery planning, structure and function of a recovery organization, roles and responsibilities, interconnectivity of impacts and the rationale and benefits of recovery planning.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1300-Introduction to EOC or EMRG-1320-EOC Essentials
Delivery: Group-based online, 2 to 3 hours per week, over 3 weeks

This course is a group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. The course is delivered over a three (3) week period where you will be expected to complete 2 to 3 hours of work each week. Students will be reviewing online content, engaging with other students, and completing individual activities by posted deadlines. Students will explore how fires, floods or other emergencies may require evacuating areas of your community.  Learn how to organize an evacuation, map and sector your community, prepare public information messages, consider transportation issues and determine re-entry procedures. The purpose of this course is to familiarize participants with planning and implementation considerations for community-based emergency evacuations.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Course Prerequisites: EMRG-1100-Introduction to EM
Delivery: Group-based online, 3 to 4 hours per week, over 4 weeks

This course is a group-based, facilitated online course where you progress through the content at the same pace as other students. The course is delivered over a four (4) week period where you will be expected to complete 3 to 4 hours of work each week. Students will learn a step-by-step approach to developing emergency management plans for an organization, community, government, or any entity with a responsibility for emergency planning. This course focuses on the planning process and includes valuable strategies and tools to aid in creating and maintaining emergency management plans.

Course Schedule
Date Application deadline

None

N/A

Course Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Group-based, online, 3 to 4 hours per week, over 4 weeks

This course provides a high level overview of the purpose and benefits of business continuity management. It describes the steps involved in developing a business continuity plan. This course explains the importance of communicating and exercising a business continuity plan. This course is designed for those who are new to the field of business continuity and are seeking an introduction. In particular, this course will be of interest to anyone who is seeking to introduce business continuity within his or her organization.

Course Schedule
Date Application Status Seats

None

N/A

N/A

 


Contact

For additional information and questions, please contact Kevin Tulip, Emergency Management Training Specialist.