Emergency Preparedness

Learn about our work with community partners to create inclusive emergency planning and response.

From April 2016 to November 2018, DABC delivered 39 training sessions in 28 host communities. We trained 640 people from Emergency Managers, and ESS Directors and volunteers, to fire services, Search and Rescue, Red Cross Disaster Services, paramedics, local police, CDART, ham radio, health services, and Health Emergency Management BC. As well as, facilities managers, recreation services, city planners, and staff from transportation, housing, engineering, utilities, communications and bylaws departments. Community groups also participated in the trainings: disability groups, seniors’ organizations, Measuring Up Committee members, and Accessibility Advisory Committee members. These  training participants represented 73 local communities, 10 Regional Districts, and 10 First Nations communities.

Please see below for information on our projects, workshops and activities related to emergency preparedness.

Award Winning Program

DABC coordinated the Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Committee from 2006 to 2013. For the committee’s work and DABC’s leadership in the field of emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, DABC received the Award of Excellence at the 2012 Emergency Preparedness Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Workshops

DABC offers workshops to train businesses, government departments, local governments and community organizations how to create emergency plans that include people with disabilities and seniors.

Publications

See our Emergency Preparedness Publications.