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British Columbia Inter-Agency
Emergency Preparedness Council (IEPC)
The mandate of the Inter-Agency Emergency Preparedness Council was formalized in the Emergency Program Management Regulation B.C. Reg. 477/94 pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, 1996.
From the Emergency Program Management Regulation, Section 5:
The IEPC is co-chaired by the Director, Provincial Emergency Program (permanent basis) and by the representative of any other member ministry or agency (rotating on an annual basis).
Many of the strategies and plans on the EMBC Website have been developed either by the IEPC or through the cooperative efforts of several IEPC members. You are referred to the "Emergency Management", "Hazard Plans" and "BCERMS Manuals" menu items at left to view or download copies of these documents.
Many IEPC member ministries and agencies have web pages which have emergencies (and preparedness for emergencies) as their theme. Follow this link to a listing of these organizations related to their Emergency Management Regulation responsibilities.
Ministry and Agency Emergency Management Responsibilities
The IEPC does not have an operational role, and links to individual member ministry/agency operations pages (and other useful sites) will be found under the "Operations" menu.
Member agencies are encouraged to use the approved IEPC logo directly below where it is appropriate. Use by the general public is not permitted.
The logo below has been approved by the IEPC for use by any volunteer organization, public or commercial group or individual who wishes to reflect the IEPC "spirit" of sharing responsibility for British Columbia's Emergency Preparedness.