Emergency Operations Centre

The Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is not activated at this time.

An EOC supports and coordinates the overall emergency response activities within its jurisdiction. An EOC is set up away from the incident site, ideally in a pre?designated facility, and is normally activated at the request of the incident commander or a jurisdiction’s senior official.

Roles of the Bowen Island Municipality EOC include:

• Assess the situation
• Provide support to the first responders, including resources
• Provide public information, including media briefings
• Coordinate the provision of food, clothing, shelter and transportation
• Liaise with volunteer groups
• Provide situation reports to the PREOC
• Submit Resource Requests when jurisdictional resources are exhausted or unable to fill the need
• Track finances
• Coordinate recovery and prioritization of essential services
• Coordinate community recovery efforts
• Exercise additional emergency powers as required

The EOC was activated March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was deactivated upon BC entering Phase 3 of the Restart Plan on June 24, 2020.

You can still read about the operations and information of the EOC when it was active. In Phase 3, COVID-19 information has become part of routine Municipal communication and is available on the COVID-19 page.

Last Updated on 2021-01-21 at 2:55 PM