Are You Prepared?
Indigenous Services Canada passed over its emergency response program to Emergency Management BC (EMBC), so EMBC is currently responsible for assisting First Nations and coordinating the response to the non-health-related needs of First Nations communities and all local governments in the province. The Lillooet Tribal Council is one of only a few Nations who has an Emergency Management Coordinator to assist member nations in working with EMBC and other government agencies that are responding to all emergencies and planning and preparing for unplanned events.
The Emergency Management Coordinator for LTC, works to support all six Northern St’át’imc communities in providing regular communications to the community leadership, review, and development, and revision of Emergency Preparedness Plans, Evacuation Route Plans, Business Continuity Plans, Hazard Risk Assessments. The LTC EMC role has been bombarded by a multitude of emergencies such as; the 2021 heat dome, wildfires, evacuations, floods, landslides, road closures, and the COVID pandemic, climate action & Resilience planning. Cultural humility and sensitivity are a key focus. The focus of the emergency program coordinator is primarily on the four pillars of Emergency Management; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery, which includes the following;
- delivering a comprehensive training program for all stages of emergency management and Wildland Fire Fighter Training, Emergency Operations centres,
- reviewing current emergency plans of each LTC member community and assessing and addressing capacity gaps.
- Coordinating development of Collective Collaborative Emergency Management Agreements and participating in the Tripartite Emergency Management Working Group to implement Northern St’át’imc cultural practices, and traditional land management use plans.
- Work collaboratively with all provincial agencies to support community capacity needs, address issues and concerns and to follow up to ensure a satisfactory outcome was achieved.
As an Emergency Management Coordinator, being prepared to respond to any emergency at any time; coordinating and updating community leaders and members. Being available for media related interviews; sharing best practices, lessons learned and how to improve partner and intergovernmental relations.
Stucumlhkalap! (Stay safe everyone)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Email: [email protected]
250-256-7523 Ext. 107
To request assistance in activating an Emergency Operations Centre, or to request a task number or to be included in regional provincial emergency management calls, call 1 800 663-3456 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and request to speak to the Central, Regional Manager.
Emergency Map BC – Interactive map, with all emergency events.
Prepared BC – Know your Hazards and be prepared. How to build a Grab – N – Go bag.
FireSmart BC – Wildfire is a risk that we all need to be prepared for. FireSmart is here to help you get started toward protecting your home and your community from wildfire.
Voyent Alert – Get Alerted to local emergencies; Text Message, Email, Home phone, work phone. To sign up, contact Darryl Adrian at the Lillooet Tribal Council.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEBINARS – Recorded & Upcoming training Webinars. The Emergency Management Community2Community webinars provide information on current practices in both emergency management and emergency support services.
BC Wildfire Dashboard – Interactive map, latest wildfire news, bulletins and updates on current wildfire status.