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Upcoming Emergency Management Events

There are numerous upcoming professional development opportunities for BCAEM members to be aware of, please see the information and links below. These events, which span EM topic areas for first responders, critical infrastructure operators, researchers, students, and pracitiioners,  will be posted the BCAEM members forum as well, and you are encouraged to “subscribe” to this forum to receive automated updates (the subscribe link is within the forum). If you are aware of other upcoming events please share them by posting […]

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New Career Postings

There are several careers now posted on the BCAEM careers board! Check out these opportunities, some are closing soon: -Director, Health Emergency Management BC -FNESS Casual On-Call Support -RDCK Emergency Program Supervisor -CRD Electoral Area Emergency Services Coordinator -Emergency Planning Manager – Tsilhqot¹in National Government -Manager, Public Safety- Cowichan Valley Regional District -Emergency Planning Coordinator – Training Specialist (City of Vancouver) Career opportunities

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Upcoming HOTWASH Moderated Discussion (Mar. 30 – Apr. 4) – Understanding Risk BC 2018

The BCAEM is pleased to announce it will be hosting the first HOTWASH Emergency Management Moderated Discussion March 30 to April 4. Jessica Shoubridge will be moderating, she is a planner who has been working on natural hazard risk management and adaptation in BC for 9 years with governments, academia, non-profits and the private sector to bridge gaps between science, policy and action to build community resilience. She led the development of the City of Vancouver’s Earthquake Preparedness Strategy, and is helping […]

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Membership benefits

Membership provides an opportunity to become more aware of the world of emergency management.

If you want to join an extensive network of emergency managers,
advance your understanding and education within the field of emergency management,
contribute to or benefit from information exchange and promote the advancement of emergency management efforts in British Columbia and Canada,

join the BCAEM!


Are part of a *network* of BC Emergency Management professionals
representing all levels of government, First Nations, academia, students,
and the private sector
Are part of a *network* of BC Emergency Management professionals representing all levels of government, First Nations, academia, students, and the private sector
Have opportunities to contribute to *advocacy* efforts to influence the profession and practice of Emergency Management in BC
Have opportunities to contribute to *advocacy* efforts to influence the profession and practice of Emergency Management in BC
Have access to, and contribute to, shared resources, member forums, and professional development opportunities
Have access to, and contribute to, shared resources, member forums, and professional development opportunities
Receive a *discounted group conference fee* for the BC Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference
Receive a *discounted group conference fee* for the BC Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference
Have the option to become a Canadian Risks and Hazards Network
member at a discounted Affiliate Member rate
Have the option to become a Canadian Risks and Hazards Network member at a discounted Affiliate Member rate
Utilize the BCAEM *deployment database *to access opportunities
to assist in emergency response activities across BC
Utilize the BCAEM *deployment database *to access opportunities to assist in emergency response activities across BC
Become a member

History of BCAEM

In February of 2006, a group of regional district emergency program managers met in Kamloops to explore the possibility of forming an association to facilitate the sharing of information, ideas and resources. At that historic meeting the decision was made to proceed with the formation of an association and open membership to everyone in BC in the emergency management field. The first meeting of the BCEMA (as we were originally called) was at the EP conference of 2006. 65 people

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History of BCAEM