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Health Emergency Management BC

Health Emergency Management British Columbia (HEMBC) is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority that provides emergency management leadership and support to the health authorities in BC.

​HEMBC provides expertise, education, tools, and support for the BC health authorities to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the impacts of emergency events; ensuring the continuity of health services.

HEMBC's staff work across the province, working directly with facilities and programs to support a range of activities, including:

  • Development of emergency plans
  • Training and education
  • Emergency exercises
  • Emergency response
  • Recovery
  • After action / lessons learned process.

In addition, HEMBC provides Fire Safety services to Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. 

HEMBC works with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the program is effectively integrated across the health system and with external partners, including:

Follow HEMBC on Twitter: @BCHealthEM

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