Introduction to Group Lodging

Resources

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  • Practice Quiz

    In this practice quiz, you will be given 25 minutes to complete 13 questions. This practice quiz has multiple choice and true/false type questions.

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  • Tools

    ESS Field Guide — EMBC
    • Provides information regarding the BC structure for the provision of ESS and clarification on the various procedures and guidelines for use by local authority ESS teams

     

    ESS Quick Reference Guide — JIBC
    • Provides those on the management team who are learning about and working in the RC and GL, with some basic prompts and reminders of the RC and GL operations, tasks, and activities
    • Full-colour, UV coated, and customized copies of this quick reference guide are available for purchase from the JIBC
    • An electronic version can be freely downloaded from the My EM Resources site below

     

    ESS Mobile Guide iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) App — JIBC
    • Designed for RC and GL management team members, this App can be used during an emergency or disaster as a practical tool. Create and store your team contacts, use function checklists, refer to guides/standards, plan with interactive maps, and more!
    • Available for purchase from the App store in 2013

     

    ESS Training Program — JIBC & EMBC
    • Provides information regarding ESS courses that are offered by the JIBC in partnership with EMBC

     

    <!a title=”ESS Translation Guide” href=”http://www.ess.bc.ca/translate.htm” target=”_blank”>ESS Translation Guide
    • Developed by the New Westminster ESS Program in partnership with the BC ESS Office and the Emergency Social Services Association, this guide  contains several basic questions or statements commonly used in the provision of ESS which have been translated from English into sixteen other languages

     

    Group Lodging Operational Guidelines (GLOG) — EMBC
    • A comprehensive manual that provides the BC organizational structure, function checklists, and function aids (e.g., forms, instructions, templates, etc.) to assist ESS responders in the operation of a GL during all levels of response, from a small scale incident to a large complex evacuation

     

    My Emergency Management Resources — JIBC
    • A free-access portal created and maintained by the JIBC Emergency Management Division. Designed to meet the needs of all communities, agencies and private businesses across Canada, My EM Resources is of particular benefit to remote organizations and those with limited access to funding for training or exercising
    • View, download, save, and print training videos, virtual interactive training tools, dynamic forms/charts, exercise packages, course materials, documents, posters, and quick reference guides

     

    Reception Centre Operational Guidelines (RCOG) — EMBC
    • A comprehensive manual that provides the BC organizational structure, function checklists, and function aids (e.g., forms, instructions, templates, etc.) to assist ESS responders in the operation of a RC during all levels of response, from a small scale incident to a large complex evacuation

     

    Reception Centre Video — JIBC & EMBC
    • A training tool that has been developed to assist ESS teams in the operation of reception centres. The 15 minute video, narrated by Marke Driesschen, describes the planning, set up, functions and services of a reception centre. ESS teams are encouraged to make use of the video for in-house training and review, or as a reference in the set up of a reception centre

     

    Group Lodging Video — JIBC & EMBC
    • A training tool that is being developed to assist ESS teams in the operation of group lodging. The video describes the planning, set up, functions and services of group lodging. ESS teams are encouraged to make use of the video for in-house training and review, or as a reference in the set up of a group lodging facility

     

  • References

    American Red Cross. (2007). Building Community Response: Partner Agency Shelter Operations Workshop Participant’s Resources.

    BC Coalition of People with Disabilities. (2008). A Roadmap to Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    City of Richmond, North Shore Emergency Management Office, City of Vancouver. (2010). ESS Regional Group Lodging Field Guide: The Heart of Disaster Response. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC. (2011). Emergency Management in BC: Reference Manual. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC. (2010). ESS Field Guide. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC. (2010). Group Lodging Operational Guidelines. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC. (2009). Evacuation Operational Guidelines. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    North Shore Emergency Management Office. (2009). ESS Group Lodging Plan. Retrieved January 10, 2013

    Public Health Agency of Canada. (2007). Emergency Lodging Service. Retrieved January 10, 2013