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EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES (ESS) TRAINING PROGRAM
The ESS Training Program offers a variety of courses to ESS volunteers and others. Courses are summarized below with more detailed information available in the ESS Training Brochure including course descriptions, registration process; and whether a course fee applies.
For a course near you, please refer to the April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 training schedule for training sponsored by Emergency Management BC (EMBC).
If you would like to participate in ESS training that is being held in a neighboring community, please consult with your local ESSD, as they should be able to provide you with more information through their contact with the host community through the Regional Manager at the EMBC regional office, or through the ESS Training Specialist at EMBC firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMBC Training Supplements
The following training material is intended for use as review material or as pre-reading for existing training. They are not intended to replace any of the current JIBC courses.
Community Based Training
Many ESS Teams around the province are conducting their own training based on existing training material. In an effort to assist those initiatives the following material is offered. This material includes guidelines for instructors that may prove useful to new and seasoned facilitators alike.
ESS courses offered by the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC)
ESS Training Request Form
In December of every year, training requests are asked to be submitted to EMBC/JIBC for consideration. The requests form the basis for the training schedule which begins on April 1st of the coming year. The Training Request Form contains course information, including prerequisites, and requirements for hosting a course.
Other ESS supplements to training:
In addition to the ESS Training Program described above, ESS volunteers and staff may be able to access other courses offered through the Emergency Management Division (EMD).
The EMD also offers an Emergency Management Certificate Program which was developed to train emergency professionals. It provides the learner with the up-to-date technical and theoretical training required to fulfill the increasing demands of emergency management.
For more specific information about any of the above noted courses or the Justice Institute Emergency Management Division please visit the link below.
Page Updated: 2014 April 7