Indigenous communities emergency operations
A new page has been created for community recovery resources.
This page is for local emergency program staff responsible for public safety during response and recovery in an event. Most of the templates and forms are in Word (DOCX) format so that you can add, delete or edit tasks as you customize the process to meet your community needs.
On this page
- Declaring a state of local emergency (SOLE)
- Emergency alert and evacuation resources
- Emergency operations response
- Public and media communications
- Financial guidance for response and recovery costs
Emergency program coordinators and officials may need to declare a state of local emergency (SOLE) in response to an emergency. This document outlines the sequence for use of a Band Council Resolution to indicate community intentions during an emergency event, and the corresponding templates. Read more about Indigenous communities and emergency management legislation.
- Band Council Resolution (PDF, 158KB)
Includes template for Evacuation Alert, Order and Rescind
Evacuee guidance for the general public provides information and resources to help your community know what to expect during an evacuation.
These guidelines outline considerations when conducting evacuations.
- Evacuation Operational Guidelines (PDF)
- B.C. Emergency Alerting Guidelines (PDF, 786KB)
- Managing Access to Areas Under Evacuation Order (PDF, 393KB)
- Evacuation Alert, Order, Rescind Templates - English (DOCX)
- Emergency Alert Submission Form (PDF, 2MB)
- Extraordinary evacuee authorization form (DOCX)
- Notification recording procedures (DOCX)
- Notification tracking log template - use with procedures (DOCX)
- Position log (DOCX)
- Radio communications log (509) (DOCX)
- Section/function status report (DOCX)
- Shelter-in-place order template (DOCX)
- Temporary access into evacuated areas - master list (DOCX)
- Temporary access permit template (DOCX)
- Temporary pass-through permit template (DOCX)
- Temporary access checkpoint - one-pager (DOCX)
These guidelines and templates may be used in the event of a major emergency.
- Emergency Operations Centre Operational Guidelines (PDF, 2.2MB)
- Emergency support service (ESS) forms, guides and manuals
My EM Resources is a free online resource centre hosted by the Justice Institute of BC. The site has a series of operations forms for download.
Community Response Locations
A new centralized database called Community Response Locations - Extreme Temperature, created for Indigenous communities and local governments will help share cooling centres locations with the public during times of extreme weather.
- Each community is responsible for inputting their own data into the portal
- Login information is provided by your local regional office
Real-time information will be amplified on Emergency Info BC, @EmergnecyInfoBC and EmergencyMapBC and other social media channels. Historical data will also be saved and made available for communities on Climate Ready BC to support future planning for climate-related emergencies.
A comprehensive guide to help build trust and connect with the public during an emergency.
- Communications Guide (PDF, 2 MB)
Includes tips and advice on public engagement and social media management.
These guides and templates will help with financial assistance claims for response and recovery costs. Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has different guidance and templates.
- Financial Assistance Guide for Emergency Response and Recovery Costs (PDF, 971KB)
- Host Community Response Costs (PDF)
Clarifying Addendum to Financial Assistance Guide
- Payroll Reconciliation spreadsheet (XLSX)
- Expenditure Authorization form (DOCX)
- Expenditures - event totals (534)(XLSX)
- Resource request (DOCX)
- Response claim submission (XLSX)
Please contact a Regional Office if you have any questions about these resources.