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

ESS Meeting - Second Tuesday monthly 

First Aid with Amanda Ockleon - Saturday, Nov 17th, 2018

Half Day CPR/AED course 

This course provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies, including training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). 

Course will train participants to treat victims in the following emergencies:

  • Unconscious breathing and non-breathing victims
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Conscious and unconscious obstructed airway (choking)
  • External bleeding
  • Cardiovascular emergencies including heart attack, angina, stroke and TIA
  • Respiratory emergencies such as hyperventilation, asthma and anaphylaxis

No Charge for Emergency Program Volunteers

Contact the Emergency Program Coordinator to register

Rapid Damage Assessment - Friday, January 18th, 2019

    8:30am to 12:30pm at Bowen Island Municipal Hall 

This 4 hour course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry
and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms. Individuals learn to
assess damage to determine whether buildings can be occupied. BC Housing's rapid inspection
skills are taught using the Applied Technology Council 20 & 45 guidelines from California. Taught by BC Housing. More information can be found here.

No charge, contact the Emergency Program Coordinator for more information 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.


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 People (NERPs)

Community AED Program

Emergency Program Reference Documents

Last Updated on 2018-11-11 at 3:04 PM