Emergency Program

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.

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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. 

Upcoming Events

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. 

Personal Preparedness

Preparedness begins at home! Are you prepared to look after your families needs for at least 72 hours? Visit GetPrepared.gc.ca or PreparedBC for more information and resources.

KNOW THE RISKS. MAKE A PLAN. GET A KIT. You can also download a PDF of Emergency Contact Info Cards for your Household Emergency Plan

The Bowen Island Emergency Program includes the following core volunteer programs: 

Emergency Support Services

Bowen Amateur Radio Service (BEARS)

Neighborhood Emergency Response People (NERPS)

Community AED Program

Emergency Program Reference Documents

Last Updated on 2018-04-12 at 11:05 AM