Emergency Management B.C. Policies
2.07 Inter-agency operational procedures and reimbursement rates was updated, effective June 2020.
Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is the Province's lead agency for the management of provincial-level emergencies and disasters, and supports other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction.
These policies and procedures have been developed to support EMBC staff and affiliated groups:
- meet their service objectives as mandated through the Emergency Program Act (EPA) and associated regulations,
- make equitable and clear decisions, and
- set guidelines to ensure that emergency management activities in B.C. are carried out in a safe and effective manner.
Questions related to any EMBC policy should be directed to your nearest EMBC regional office.
The intended audience for this page is:
- EMBC staff
- provincial ministry staff involved in emergency management
- local authorities and First Nations communities, and
- Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers
This may also be a useful reference for anyone looking to learn more about emergency management policies, practices, procedures and guidelines in B.C.
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|Terms and Definitions (PDF, 186KB)|
|1.02||Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Code of Conduct|
Certificate of Appreciation
|1.04||Hepatitis B Prevention/Post Exposure Follow-up|
|1.05||Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Registration|
|1.06||Personal/Commercial Conflict of Interest|
Volunteer Recognition Program
|1.08||Application for Training Task Number|
|1.09||British Columbia Disaster Mitigation Program: Eligible Applicants|
Provincial Support for Livestock Relocation During an Emergency
|2.03||Support to Local Authorities when Declaring a State of Local Emergency|
|2.04||PEP Air Service|
|2.05||Red Flashing Light and Siren Permits|
|2.06||Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Safety|
Road and Medical Rescue
|2.08||Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) Winter Response|
|2.10||Class 'D' Helicopter Rescue*
*contact SAR specialists for application
|2.11||Search and Rescue Helicopter Usage|
Search and Rescue
|2.13||Search and Rescue Night Vision Imaging Systems (Pilot Project)|
|4.01||Emergency Telephone Requirements|
|4.02||Provincial Flood Response Assets|
|5.03||Evacuee Living Assistance|
|5.04||Public Safety Lifeline Equipment Repair/Replacement|
|5.05||PEP Air Invoice (CASARA Expense Claim)|
|5.06||Volunteer Expense Reimbursement and Allowance Rate|
|5.07||Workers’ Compensation Coverage|
|5.09||Disaster Financial Assistance Application|
|5.10||TEAMS Finance and Administration|
|5.12||Construction of Temporary Berms and Dikes|
|5.13||Pandemic Response Task Eligibility for First Nations and Local Government|