Emergency Support Service Publications

Emergency support service (ESS) teams use these guidelines, guides and codes during emergencies to supplement their training.

The publications include detailed guidelines for setting-up, operating and decommissioning reception centres and group lodging facilities, managing the collection and sharing of personal information, and the rights and responsibilities of volunteers during emergencies.

ESS Modernization News

The ESS Modernization Project newsletter provides news and updates to Emergency Management programs and ESS teams in British Columbia. Send questions or comments about the project to essmodernization@gov.bc.ca

Previous editions of our newsletter are available upon request. We will keep the most current newsletter published here until the following is published.

The next modernization newsletter will be released in March 2020.

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