Integrated Emergency Planning Emergency Preparedness Conference October 4, 2005 Dave Scott – Provincial Emergency Program
Integrated Emergency Planning - Outline • Integrated Planning - What is it and Why? • Planning Context in BC • Integrated Planning Considerations • Examples • Tools and Supports
Integrated Emergency Planning - Continuum Cooperative planning/preparedness Shared resources/funding Common response organization -BCERMS Delegated authority/responsibility
Stand-Alone Planning Health Centre Well Protection Plan Neighbouring Community Your Plan Local Industries Local Gas Station Coast Guard Ministry of Forest PEP CNR
An Integrated Approach Health Centre Neighbouring Community Well-Head Protection Plan Your Plan Local Industries Local Gas Station Coast Guard Ministry of Forest CNR PEP
Economies of scale Avoid duplication Provide otherwise unattainable service Equity and consistency Efficient use of existing resources Integrated Emergency Planning – Why Integrate?
Disasters don’t recognize boundaries Response span of control Reduce over all risk to communities Integrated Emergency Planning – Why Integrate?
Integrated Emergency Planning - Context British Columbia • 950,000 km2 (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho combined) • 4.4 million people • 57 Hazards identified • Earthquakes, flooding, interface fires greatest impact potential
Integrated Emergency Planning – Context • 156 Municipalities • 27 Regional Districts • 313 First Nations Reserves
Integrated Emergency Planning - Considerations • Geography • Population • Resources • Risk Environment • History
Integrated Emergency Planning - Examples • Integrated Emergency Management Programs • Integrated Planning/preparedness activities
RDEK • Three programs: • Columbia Valley • Central Sub-Region • Elk Valley/ • South Country
Integrated Emergency Planning - RDEK • Regional District of East Kootenay • Elk Valley South Country EP • Columbia Valley EP • Central Sub region EP
Integrated Emergency Planning - NSEMO • North Shore EMO • District of West Vancouver • City of North Vancouver • District of North Vancouver
Cowichan Valley Regional District City of Duncan Town of Ladysmith Town of Lake Cowichan District of North Cowichan Penelakut Tribe Cowichan Tribes Integrated Emergency Planning - CVRD
Integrated Emergency Planning – Prep/Planning • Joint Emergency Liaison Committee • Mid Island Emergency Coordinators Committee • PEP sponsored regional workshops training and seasonal preparedness workshops • Regional Exercises
Integrated Emergency Planning - Response • Lillooet Fire June 2004 • Joint Lillooet First Nations and local government EOC • GIS Mapping supplied by band for EOC Planning Section
Integrated Emergency Planning - Response • McKinney Road Fire – August 2005 • RD of Okanagan Similkameen • Joint program with Town of Oliver • Evacuation alerts/orders and public information coordinated with Osoyoos Indian Band at EOC • Business continuity benefit
Integrated Emergency Planning – Tools/Supports • PEP Regional Managers • Regional Emergency Planning Forums • UBCM Grants – Additional funding for integrated planning initiatives • Disaster Resilient Communities page on PEP website • HRVA/CEPR • CommunityEmergency Management Guide
Integrated Emergency Planning – Interactive • Challenges/issues you are dealing with in integrating your planning with neighbouring jurisdictions • Solutions and best practices
Integrated Emergency Planning – Interactive Suggestions for discussion: Lessons learned from previous events: • U.S. Hurricane Events • Firestorm 2003 • Avian Influenza 2004 • Severe weather event January 2005 • Other
Integrated Emergency Planning Questions?