The Emergency Management team is responsible for coordinating UBC’s response to a campus emergency, including helping faculty and staff to get informed, get prepared and take action when needed. Every year we offer free training to all faculty and staff members, with targeted training and exercises to help you get ready for an emergency, both at work and at home.
We are excited to announce the line-up of training for 2020, and welcome UBC employees to register for the courses below.
We are also excited to announce that in June this year we will be hosting a large emergency management exercise to test key plans and response functions, and train the people who will likely respond in an emergency. More information on this event will be shared throughout the spring, so if you would like to be involved then please keep an eye out!
Follow the link to register for any of the courses listed below.
Emergency Operations Centre – Management Section
This course is designed to familiarize participants with overall operations of the Management Section within UBC’s EOC. Roles within this section include Risk Management Officer, Safety Officer, Security Office, Liaison Officer, and Communications Officer. Information around roles, responsibilities, staffing, section set-up, risk management and decision making are covered. The course will also provide participants with an opportunity to perform some relevant activities and processes.
March 11th, 9:00-1:00
Emergency Operations Centre – Essentials
Learn the fundamentals of how UBC’s EOC in supporting the needs of responding departments during emergencies and disasters. This interactive course features applied scenarios and activities and provides learners with an opportunity to practice some of the standard activities performed in an EOC.
March 4th, 9:00-2:00
October 8th, 9:00-2:00
Mass Care – Reception Centre & Group Lodging
This course is designed to familiarize participants with overall operations of emergency Reception Centers & Group Lodging facilities in support of Mass Care in an emergency.
March 31st, 9:00-2:00 AND April 7th, 9:00-2:00 (must attend both days) Postponed until further notice.
Rapid Damage Assessment
This course teaches advanced skills to identify unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms. Individuals learn to assess damage to determine whether buildings can be occupied. BC Housing’s rapid inspection skills are taught using the Applied Technology Council 20 & 45 guidelines from California.
Demand is high for this course, priority will be given to staff currently working in facilities planning and management.
October 21st, 9:00-1:00
Rapid Damage Assessment – Coordination
This course teaches advanced skills to lead teams of rapid damage assessors and coordinate the identification unsafe conditions in wood frame, masonry and concrete construction caused by floods, earthquakes or windstorms.
October 21st, 1:00-4:00
Active Shooter Preparedness Online Training
This online training teaches the recommended actions to to take during an active shooter situation. Please note, an active CWL account is required to take this training.