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. 

Upcoming Events 

Emergency Support Services Introduction to Group Lodging

Saturday, October 26th, Municipal Hall Council Chambers, 8:30-4:30 

Learn about the basic functions of a group lodging facility during emergencies or disasters. This course covers the fundamentals for ESS responders who may be called upon to work in, or support the activities at a group lodging facility. The purpose of this course is to prepare ESS responders for working in local facilities designated as group lodging.

Contact the Emergency Program Coordinator to register. 

Emergency First Aid

Saturday, December 7th, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Municipal Hall

Free, registration required, contact the Emergency Program Coordinator to register. 

Emergency Support Services Meetings are held in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month. 

Email the ESS Director at BowenESS@bimbc.ca for more information. 

Personal Preparedness

Preparedness begins at home! Are you prepared to look after your families needs for at least 72 hours?


Bowen Island Emergency Guide  2018 Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment  


Visit GetPrepared.gc.ca or PreparedBC for more information and resources. 

For information on how to build an emergency kit; check out our Bowen Grab and Go Resource List

You can also download Emergency Contact Info Cards for your Household Emergency Plan

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 2019-09-30 at 2:13 PM