Emergency Support Services Field Guide

The ESS Field Guide (PDF, 4.5 MB) provides information about how emergency social services (ESS) are delivered, and clarifies procedures and guidelines for local authorities and ESS teams.

ESS Directors should keep a copy of the guide, which can be updated with revisions posted to this web page. Copies of the guide should also be kept at all reception centres and by Level One responders. The ESS Office will communicate amendments by email.

Contact the ESS Office or your regional Emergency Management BC Office for more information.