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

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 11th, Bowen Island Legion

Email the ESS Director at for more information. 

Current Projects

Bowen Island Municipality Evacuation Plan  

Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Management Plan (Update)

Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Communications Plan 

Emergency Support Services Modernization Project

Preperation for Coastal Response 2022 

Recent Publications 

Bowen Island Emergency Guide  2018 Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment   


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 2020-02-07 at 1:49 PM