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
- 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:
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