Emergency Preparedness

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

DABC has been a leader in emergency preparedness for people with disabilities since 2006. We have developed and delivered training to hundreds of individuals and organizations in BC and Canada, 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 have also participated in the trainings: disability groups, seniors’ organizations, municipal Measuring Up Committee members and Accessibility Advisory Committee members. These trainings represent dozens of local communities, 10 Regional Districts, and 10 First Nations communities in BC.

Award Winning Program

For its leadership in the field of emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, DABC received the Award of Excellence from the Emergency Management sector at the 2012 Emergency Preparedness Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.


See our Emergency Preparedness Publications.