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.

REMP provides emergency preparedness information through Prepare Yourself, as well as through the Capital Regional Tsunami Information Portal.

The REMP regional role includes the following:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding was officially signed on March 15, 2016 between the Board Chair (Barbara Desjardins) of the Capital Regional District and the Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness (Honourable Naomi Yamamoto)
  • The REMP Policy Group ratified its first 2017-2019 Strategic Plan (PDF) on March 16, 2017, which outlines the three priority areas of focus:
    1. Understanding regional emergencies, hazards and vulnerabilities to support loss prevention, mitigation and preparedness
    2. Planning for collaborative emergency response, business continuity and disaster recovery by regional partners
    3. Enhancing the REMP’s governance, capabilities and efficiency