Emergency Management B.C. Policies
Policy 2.08 has been updated to Ground Search and Rescue Winter Response, and new resources have been added.
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, 393KB)|
|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|
|2.11||Search and Rescue Helicopter Usage|
Search and Rescue
|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|