Emergency Support Teams

Emergency Coordinating Committee (ECC)

Emergency management utilizes a "four pillar" approach that includes preparedness, mitigation/prevention, response, and recovery. The Emergency Coordinating Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining District emergency, response and recovery plans. This committee meets every month and is a multidisciplinary group with representation from the RCMP, UVFB, BC Ambulance Service, Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, District (Public Works, Finance, Planning, Recreation), Canadian Rangers, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, West Coast Inland Search and Rescue, Emergency Social Services, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Alberni Clayoquot Regional District "Area C, and volunteers from the public that bring expertise in emergency management. The committee commenced in2009 with the original purpose to develop and maintain an emergency plan that ensures an effective strategy to address many possible types of emergencies and disasters for the community of Ucluelet. With a living draft emergency plan in place, the committee expanded their roles and responsibilities through task groups.

 Emergency Social Services (ESS)

The ESS team is responsible for coordination of the provisions shelter, food, clothing, transportation, medical services and reunification services to victims of emergences and disasters for up to 72 hours. The ESS team meets monthly and is comprised of approximately 15 volunteers.

West Coast First Responders and their Roles