Emergency Program

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Bowen Island Municipality 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. 

Evacuation Plan

On June 23rd, 2020, we held a Question & Answer session on the the recently completed Evacuation Plan for Bowen Island. It included a short presentation by the Emergency Program Coordinator, Planner 1 and the marine evacuation modeler and was followed by a question and answer session with panelists.
Watch the recording on YouTube

Read the draft Evacuation Plan: 

Emergency Program Publications 

  2018 Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment   

Bowen Island Emergency Guide   


Volunteer Organizations

Emergency Support Services (ESS) (formerly Emergency Social Services) 

Bowen Amateur Radio Service (BEARS)

Neighborhood Emergency Response Program (NERP)

Community AED Program

In the news

CBC: How do you evacuate all of Bowen Island? Municipality seeks plan to find out

Undercurrent: What happens when the Bowen ferry doesn't run?

Undercurrent: BowENS will keep islanders informed in case of emergency

Undercurrent: Evacuation plan and volunteer training, top priorities in planning for island-wide emergency

Undercurrent: Sacrifice trees to save your home: the necessity of firesmarting

Undercurrent: What would happen if there were a forest fire on Bowen

Undercurrent: Emergency shelter plan approved by BC Housing

Undercurrent: Extreme weather shelter a Bowen community success story

Emergency Program Reference Documents

Last Updated on 2020-06-25 at 9:36 AM