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

Small Animal Pet First Aid Course

Sunday, April 7th, 9-5 at Municipal Hall. More information is available here

FireSmart Workshops are back in 2019

Join us for a presentation by wildfire expert Bruce Blackwell, and learn what you can do to make your home and your island more resilient to wildfires. There's lots of time for Q&A, so bring your questions! 

All sessions are held at Fire Hall #2 (1421 Adams Rd), registration is not required. 

  • Thursday, April 11th, 2019, 7pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3pm
  • Monday, May 6, 2019, 7pm 

Emergency Support Services Introduction to Group Lodging

Saturday, October 26th, full day course. On Bowen, specific location and time TBD. 

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 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

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 2019-03-25 at 1:05 PM