Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program
Depending on the incident, you and your household could be on your own for days to weeks while first responders manage the aftermath. When disaster strikes, the most immediate help may come from those around you: building relationships with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery. NERP volunteers are comitted to ensuring Bowen has resilient neighbourhoods.
Activities of NERP volunteers:
- To encourage Bowen Islanders to increase their level of preparedness in the event of an emergency (such as an earthquake, wildfire, or extended power outage).
- To increase neighbourhood self-sufficiency in an emergency or disaster by building collaborative neighbourhood preparedness at the grassroots level, so that neighbours can support one another when outside help is not available.
- To share and disseminate information, for example training opportunities (First Aid, Rapid Damage Assessment, etc.), the importance of signing up for BowENS, etc.
Take a look at this document for further details on the Roles and Responsibilites of a NERP volunteer.
For more information on Neighbourhood Emergency Response Programs across the province, take a look at BC's Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide.
Interested in Volunteering?
A copy of the NERP questionnaire is available here for existing NERP volunteers.
For information on the volunteer in your neighbourhood, please contact Edward Wachtman, Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program Coordinator.
Last Updated on 2020-03-04 at 3:57 PM