Category Archives: emergency preparedness/safety

DABC Receives Funding from Emergency Management BC to Ensure a Functional Needs Framework for Every Community

Community Update April 2016 DABC is thrilled to announce funding from Emergency Management BC (EMBC) to work with local authorities over the next two years in order to meet the emergency preparedness goal of the provincial government’s Accessibility 2024 initiative. … Continue reading

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PreparedBC: Resources for People with Disabilities

The Province of BC recently released PreparedBC: Resources for People with Disabilities. This guide builds on DABC’s Emergency Preparedness work and includes our recommendations on personal emergency planning using the five categories of the functional needs, or C-MIST (Communication, Medical, Independence, … Continue reading

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Online Course on Workplace Emergency Planning Taken by Diversity of Groups

Since the BCCPD launched its new online course in May the response has been very good. We have had people register for the course from Metro Vancouver communities, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Central Okanagan. And these represent … Continue reading

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Register for Emergency Notifications in the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Residents and businesses within the Cowichan Valley Regional District can register to receive emergency notification for events such as forest fires, floods and hazardous materials spills that require evacuation or other emergency response actions from residents or businesses. You can … Continue reading

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Hazmat Decontamination Exercise to Help People with Disabilities: Call for Participants

The BCCPD is participating on the Decontamination Exercise Committee for the SIMTEC project, which is a four year research project administrated by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) that aims to develop training and resources to assist first responders … Continue reading

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A Great Way to End the Year: The BCCPD Wins Award of Excellence

The BCCPD, a leader in the field of emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, received an Award of Excellence for its commitment to ensuring the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and response. The award was … Continue reading

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