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Welcome to the  PEMO Emergency Support Services Page

(formally Emergency Social Services)

Important Information for ESS Volunteers regarding Criminal Records Review

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Emergency Support Services (or ESS) is a provincial emergency response program. ESS are those services required to preserve the well-being of people affected by an emergency or disaster.

 

Emergency Support (Social) Services (ESS) provides short-term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

Local authorities are responsible for planning and operating emergency responses within their jurisdictional areas, including Emergency Support Services (ESS).

The provincial government is responsible for assisting local authorities in this responsibility, and in major disasters the province will take a lead role in the response. The provincial government is also responsible for providing emergency response operations in unorganized areas of the province where there is no local government structure.

Visit http://www.ess.bc.ca  for more information and details of the program

PEMO ESS - Emergency Support Services on the Saanich Peninsula

(North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney)

 

In the event of a disaster, you may not be able to remain in your residence. In this case, the Local Authority will initiate an emergency response. As a result, ESS will set up one or more Reception Centers on the Saanich Peninsula. These Reception Centres will provide for Registration of affected citizens, food, clothing, lodging and other needs as required.

The location of these Centers will depend on the type of disaster, magnitude and building availability. 

Be Prepared: Be sure you have good batteries for your radio (and flashlight) and tune to a Victoria radio station for local information. This will put you in touch with others in your vicinity that could assist you until our services are up and running.

 

In a disaster... be sure to Register in our Center, even if you are staying at home. Relatives and friends will contact us to inquire about your welfare. If you are on our register, we can allay their fears.

 

ESS is recruiting volunteers. Interested? Training is provided and you could become a valuable resource to the community if disaster strikes. 

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Contact one of us for more information.

  Name   telephone   Cell email
   Jean Galvin  250-652-8386   250-727-8585     

E-mail

   George Bale     250-217-9156

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  Updated on September 23, 2015  ***