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EPBCC Registration Discount

The committee for the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC) has once again offered an awesome discount to BCAEM members for its 2017 conference. Members will save $65 off the early bird conference rate and $165 the regular rate.  To apply the discount to your registration, use the code that was emailed to you.  Can’t find the code?  Email our Executive Director for some help. Not a member of BCAEM?  No problem!  Join the Association or renew your membership for a $50 […]

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A message for our members

Our hearts go out to all of the communities impacted by the 2017 Wildfires. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out! These long engagements are taxing on all responders including those in the various Emergency Operations Centres. We stand by you, cheer you on and many are willing to come nd assist. If you need assistance in your EOC and/or ESS facilities please contact other emergency managers in unaffected areas that you already have a working relationship […]

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BC Wildfire Information

Information on the current wildfire situation in BC can be obtained by checking your local authority’s website regularly  as well as the following BC and federal Government websites: BC Wildfire Service & @BCGovFireInfo– fires of note, restrictions, etc. Emergency Info BC & @EmergencyInfoBC – current list of evacuation alerts, orders and rescinds DriveBC & @DriveBC– current list of road closures and detours PreparedBC & @PreparedBC – information on how to prepare your family and business for an emergency or disaster Government of Canada […]

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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