Community Preparedness

Chief and Council have primary responsibility for the promotion of public safety by ensuring that emergency management plans are in place and that everyone in the community is aware of the response protocol during an emergency.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) encourages First Nation communities to develop comprehensive emergency preparedness plans and exercise their plans through training and workshops. Community members interested in developing emergency plans and receiving training are encouraged to speak with their Chief and Council, or their designated Emergency Program Coordinator. Chief and Council can then contact AANDC BC Region's Emergency Management Unit (EMU) for information on how to get started.

A comprehensive All-hazards Emergency Management Plan should include information such as:

The best emergency plan is one that is shared with all community members and updated regularly.

Exercising your plan regularly will assist you with maintaining your plan and revising any processes that are not effective.

To receive additional information and tools to help develop your community's comprehensive all-hazards emergency management plan, or for more information on roles and responsibilities, please contact the AANDC BC Region's EMU at: BCEMU@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca.

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