Emergency Program Management Committee
District of Tofino Emergency Program Bylaw No. 1246, 2018, establishes the District of Tofino Emergency Management Organization in order to develop and implement emergency plans and other preparedness, response and recovery measures for emergencies and disasters within the District of Tofino.
The Management Committee serves as the primary planning vehicle between first responders and the District of Tofino. Community emergency preparedness will be discussed with the intent of developing pro-active plans in anticipation of emerging community safety issues.
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The responsibilities of the Management Committee are advisory in nature, and include:
- Recommending emergency program priorities, procedures for implementation, strategic planning, action plans, budget and resource requirements to the Executive Committee
- Evaluating the process of the emergency program
- Recommending training and exercise opportunities to the Executive Committee
Who We Are
The Management Committee must comprise, at minimum:
- The Emergency Program Coordinator to serve as Chair, and
- Three (3) representatives of agencies having direct operational responsibilities during a major emergency, as determined by the Emergency Program Coordinator. At the invitation of the Coordinator, members may include, but are not limited to, representatives of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Tofino Volunteer Fire Department
- West Coast Inland Search and Rescue
- BC Ambulance Service
- Canadian Armed Forces
- District Staff
- Emergency Social Services
- First Nations
- The Committee may also include representatives from agencies with an interest in safety, and bring in others for consultation and advice, at the discretion of the Coordinator.
The Committee will meet a minimum of twice per calendar year, or at the call of the Coordinator. A Committee meeting schedule will be developed in consultation with the Financial Services Department to supplement the annual budget process. No regular meetings will be scheduled during the summer and winter breaks (July, August, December).