Regional Emergency Management Partnership
The Regional Emergency Management Partnership (REMP) was established in March 2016 through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Province of BC and the Capital Regional District (CRD) on behalf of its member municipalities and electoral areas. The purpose of this partnership is to enhance regional emergency management planning activities within the geographical area of the CRD. Member municipalities within the CRD are responsible for developing and implementing emergency management plans, including preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies and disasters as outlined in the Emergency Program Act or jointly through municipal bylaws and other agreements.
The REMP regional role includes the following:
- Understanding regional emergencies, hazards and vulnerabilities to support loss prevention, mitigation and preparedness
- Planning for collaborative emergency response, business continuity and disaster recovery by regional partners
- Enhancing the REMP’s governance, capabilities and efficiency