Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS)
Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS) is a staffing system managed by Emergency Management BC (EMBC) that supports all-hazard emergencies and disasters in the province. TEAMS members are qualified employees from various ministries, who have the skills and abilities to assume roles and responsibilities in emergency operations centres. Operations centres are activated during emergencies in support of local authorities and First Nations.
Why does the province need TEAMS?
EMBC has operational employees to respond to emergencies at any given time. During a provincial response to an emergency we often require additional trained government staff, drawn from other ministries to assist local authorities, First Nations, and other government agencies.
How does TEAMS work?
EMBC has organized emergency response for the province into six regions. Our headquarters is in Saanichton, B.C. and includes the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre (PECC). To assist local authorities and First Nations, each region has a Provincial Regional Emergency Operation Centre (PREOC) that can immediately activate in response to an emergency or disaster.
TEAMS members can be requested on short notice for deployment to the PECC or PREOCs for varying lengths of time (up to 10 days). Mandatory and developmental training for TEAMS members is coordinated by EMBC and is typically scheduled outside of freshet/flooding and wildfire seasons each year.
Applying to TEAMS
TEAMS membership is open to Provincial Government employees. For more information, visit our EMBC TEAMS intranet page.