Communities Play a Key Role in Emergency Response


Thu, Nov 16, 2017    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Dunbar Community Centre
4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC, V6S 2H2

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FEATURING • Carly Benson •
Vancouver City Emergency Manager

The Dunbar Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness group is pleased to invite you to our upcoming community discussion on how communities play a key role in improving disaster response and recovery.

Our invited speaker is Carly Benson, the Community Resilience Manager for the City of Vancouver’s Office of Emergency Management. Carly was until recently the Director of Emergency Management for High River, a community of 13,000 people just south of Calgary. High River suffered a devastating flood in 2013 and Carly spent four years developing their emergency management program to rebuild resident, investor, and Council confidence. Carly has been deployed to most of the major disasters in Alberta’s recent history, from the Slave Lake wildfire in 2011 to the High River floods in 2013 and the Fort McMurray Wildfire in 2016.

Carly will share her insights with lessons learned and the importance of a strong and involved community working together to rebuild after a devastating disaster has struck. We encourage you to come and join the conversation. And please share the invitation with your neighbours, colleagues and friends.

Disaster support hubs are places where people can gather to coordinate efforts and offer assistance to others. They are also post-disaster locations where City staff and trained volunteers will prioritize getting information and providing services.

DEEP is leading the effort to develop, equip and train community members in how to effectively operationalize the DSH model.

Come join us to share lessons in what works!

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Bookings are closed for this event.