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B.C. to introduce new disaster management laws

The new laws will govern responses to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as wildfires and flooding.

Federal funding of $9M available to communities affected by Fiona

The money comes from the $300-million Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund that was announced shortly after the massive storm devastated parts of Atlantic Canada.

Alberta, Prairies summer storms cause over $300M in insured losses: IBC

Of the more than $300 million in insured losses, over $90 million – or 30 per cent – went toward replacing or repairing storm-damaged vehicles in Alberta.

B.C.'s FireSmart shifting to allocation-based funding for higher risk areas

Under the allocation-based model, recipients with a higher risk of wildfire will submit a brief allocation-based funding request form to confirm their eligibility.

Canadian interoperability leaders to share insights, spark discussions

On Oct. 11, experts and professionals from the emergency services sector will converge to participate in InterOp Canada, a virtual event focusing on enhancing interoperability among agencies.


Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this 2nd edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks.

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Disaster response dilemmas

Author Jori Kalkman's shares details from his new book exploring 11 difficult choices emergency managers face when responding to disasters. » Read More...

Opinion: Studying hurricane Fiona’s legacy can help us better prepare for future storms

The aftermath of hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada raises an interesting question: can hurricane Fiona give us a hint about what future climate change might bring to Eastern Canada? Researcher Antoine Lachance explains. » Read More...

Locals helping locals: CERV’s mission in Middlesex County, Ont.

Fifteen years ago, an Ontario county decided to implement a team dedicated to helping the population in times of emergency. » Read More...

Canadians face growing threat of urban flooding: ICLR, TD Insurance

The newest "Showcase Homes" initiative is designed to demonstrate actions to reduce risk of loss from extreme events. » Read More...

N.B. politician calls for faster response to wildfires

Mike Dawson, the Tory MLA for Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin, wants fire chiefs to be able to call in water bombers directly. » Read More...

Firesmart BC program to equip students, educators with wildfire resiliency knowledge

The FireSmart BC Education Program offers free, comprehensive lesson plans and materials that introduce students to FireSmart concepts. » Read More...

5 things Construction Specialties learned from shaking a 10-storey building

A 10-storey mass timber structure was built to undergo testing as part of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure TallWood Project. » Read More...

Most evacuation orders, alerts lifted in B.C.'s Okanagan wildfires

Evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted for all but one property in West Kelowna, B.C., about five weeks after thousands were chased out by a fast-moving wildfire. » Read More...


Hope cut off

The B.C. community of Hope mobilized when landslides from the atmospheric river in November 2021 trapped commuters and cut off aid. Hope’s fire chief, Tom DeSorcy, shares the story of how their EOC handled the disaster and what they learned. » Read More...


Disaster Forum

Oct. 24-26, 2023 | Banff, Alta. » Learn More