Sponsors: Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse
WHEREAS the Province of British Columbia has established the Emergency Program Act which requires local governments to prepare for and provide emergency response to its residents;
AND WHEREAS the Province of British Columbia is in the process of conducting a review of the Emergency Program Act;
AND WHEREAS local government, especially, Regional Districts with large geographic areas have very limited physical and financial resources to plan, assess threats to health, safety, property and the environment and to respond to and implement recovery initiatives for disaster and emergency events:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Central Local Government Association and the Union of BC Municipalities lobby the Province to provide trained Provincial Emergency Response Teams to lead, direct, and support local governments regarding emergency response and disaster events.