The Emergency Program plans for the response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in order to help to protect the health and safety of Bowen Island residents.
In March of 2017, Council passed Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Program Regulatory Bylaw No.428, 2016, which established an emergency program within the Municipality. This by law outlines the responsibilities of council, the Emergency Program Committees, and the Emergency Program Coordinator, and establishes response guidelines.
Emergency Support Services Meeting
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Bowen Island Municipal Hall
All are welcome to attend; email the Emergency Support Services Director for a copy of the agenda.
Emotional & Spiritual Care Workshop
Friday May 11, 2018 8:30am -5pm and Saturday, May 12 8:30am -1pm, FireHall #1
This two day workshop will enhance your skills to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations. This workshop builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core workshops to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process.
This workshop is designed for trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and CISM trained crisis responders who desire to enhance their skills in providing Emotional and Spiritual Care to survivors of disaster and trauma. Presented by John McEwan - Disaster Response - Salvation Army.
Lunch will be provided to participants on the first day. No charge, registration required. Please contact the Emergency Program Coordinator with any questions or to register.
Emergency Social Services Registration and Referrals Training
Saturday, June 2, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Bowen Island Municipal Hall
This course describes the process for registering evacuees and for providing them with referrals for food, clothing, and lodging. It also covers basic interviewing skills. The course includes completion of the ESS File (Registration and Service Record) and Referral forms. Prerequisite – JIBC’s EMRG 1610 – Introduction to Reception Centres
Lunch will be provided to participants. No charge, registration required. Please contact the Emergency Program Coordinator with any questions or to register.
The Bowen Island Emergency Program includes the following core volunteer programs:
Emergency Program Reference Documents
- Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Program Regulatory Bylaw #428, 2016
- Bowen Island Emergency Management Plan 2007
- Bowen Island Emergency Management Plan 2007 Appendices
- Bowen Island Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA) 2007
- BC Emergency Program Act and Regulations
- JIBC Guide to the Emergency Program Act
- BC Guidelines for Declaring a State of Emergency, 2011
- BC Evacuation Operational Guidelines 2009
Last Updated on 2018-04-12 at 11:05 AM