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EPBCC October 31-November 2, 2017

The 2017 Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC) will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre from October 31 to November 2, 2017. For more information regarding conference sponsorship or delegate registration visit the EPBCC website or download the EPBCC Program Flyer.

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Deployment Database

With the onset of seasonal floods and the potential for wildfires this summer, BCAEM would like to remind its members of the Deployment Database. The Deployment Database is located in the Members menu on the BCAEM website.  Here, members can see other members who are available to assist during an EOC activation.  A number of filters can be applied to the database including region of availability and EOC position.  Clicking “Details” will expand the member’s information to show relevant training, EOC […]

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NEW! Organizational Memberships

BCAEM is pleased to offer Organizational Memberships for 2017.  Approved at the 2016 AGM, Organizational Memberships are intended to offer a significant cost saving to organizations and communities who wish to include a number of emergency management practitioners in the Association. Organizations must identify a designate who is eligible to: – vote at Annual General Meetings; – hold a position on the Board of Directors; and, – receive discounted rates on conferences and conventions. Other members of this organization must be identified […]

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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!


Join a working group of individuals who share the same interests as you
Join a working group of individuals who share the same interests as you
Participate in information seminars on current issues
Participate in information seminars on current issues
Develop professional contacts internationally through activities organized by the association
Develop professional contacts internationally through activities organized by the association
Access to the Association's website, including reports, files, links, training opportunities, employment opportunities, and other information posted by members, for members
Access to the Association's website, including reports, files, links, training opportunities, employment opportunities, and other information posted by members, for members
Contribute to the emergency management community by writing articles about your experiences for publication on our website
Contribute to the emergency management community by writing articles about your experiences for publication on our website
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