Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Emergency Social Service training set for September

With the ongoing battle against wildfires raging across Northwest BC continues, the call to action for Emergency Social Services is being heard in many communities across the region, with a number of communities facing evacuation and residents the need to relocate temporarily from their homes.

Providing those social services falls for the most part to volunteers in each community and in Prince Rupert the Emergency Social Service program is coordinated by the City of Prince Rupert which offers reception centres at times of emergency.

Working with businesses and other agencies, the ESS program locally provided assistance to those in need, providing for housing and food and other supports during times of activation.

Last week, we noted that the City had just released its Active Communities and Community Resource Guide and with it some background on the ESS program in the community and the call for volunteers to help out with the local program.

Towards that work, there will be a training opportunity offered on September 29th on Site Management, providing some background on the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Social Services (ESS) management team. The course also provides participants with an opportunity to perform relevant activities and processes related to emergency situations.

Notes on an upcoming training program for ESS in Prince Rupert
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Some further background on the ESS program in Prince Rupert can be found here and here.

You can learn more about the City's emergency response program by contacting the City at emergency.response@princerupert.ca

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