Watch the Complete ESS Documentation Unit Explained Video Trilogy Now, on YouTube!

The JIBC is pleased to announce that Part II and Part III of the ESS Documentation Unit Explained video trilogy are now complete and available on YouTube.

EMBC and JIBC would like to thank the following for their input as subject matter experts in the development of this video:

  • Janine Aussem – (Former) Vancouver and ESS Association
  • Diana Dingwall – Campbell River
  • Wayne Hartley – Nanaimo
  • Jackie Kloosterboer – Vancouver
  • Carolyn Sinclair – New Westminster
  • Bev Wilson – Langford

Haven’t seen Part I yet? Watch it now!

SAR Training – Schedule and duration of courses – Survey

The JIBC is committed to providing high quality courses and instructions.  You can help by giving us your feedback; we are seeking information regarding the SAR course schedule and the duration of each course.  We would like your input in identifying a few key points on how we currently run our courses and what can/should be changed to improve time management, quality, and/or other current experiences that do or don’t work. Complete this 2 minute survey by March 31, 2015 https://survey.jibc.ca/survey/39552/1625/

 

ESS Documentation Unit Explained – Before a Disaster Video, Now on YouTube!

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The JIBC is pleased to announce that Part I of the ESS Documentation Unit Explained – Before a Disaster video is now available on YouTube.

The visual effects of Parts II and III are still being developed and will be posted when they are completed.

EMBC and JIBC would like to thank the following for their input as subject matter experts in the development of this video:

• Janine Aussem – (Former) Vancouver and ESS Association
• Diana Dingwall – Campbell River
• Wayne Hartley – Nanaimo
• Jackie Kloosterboer – Vancouver
• Carolyn Sinclair – New Westminster
• Bev Wilson – Langford

ESS2go App, Now Live For Android!

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Following the successful launch of the ESS2go app on iOS, the Android version is now live!

Quick access to emergency social services (ESS) information and tools is important to ESS responders so having the app available in both iOS and Android makes sense.

The Android app, which was jointly developed by the Emergency Management Division, Justice Institute of British Columbia and Emergency Management BC, allows ESS reception centre and group lodging team responders to access what they need at their fingertips when they’re planning and responding to emergencies and disasters. In addition to common features such as definitions, charts, and guides, ESS responders can use it to:

• calculate staffing needs
• calculate number of meals for evacuees
• check off function checklist tasks completed for individual management team roles
• create contacts that link to the device’s contact list
• create distribution lists
• write and save notes • create reminders that link to the device’s calendar
• plan with interactive maps (this is the only feature that requires internet access)

The app is free so give it a try and let us know what you think by emailing us at ess@jibc.ca.

Android App on Google Play

Android ESS2go and Documentation Unit Video

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Due to technical difficulties, the launch of the ESS Documentation Unit Video and Android ESS2go have been delayed.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

 

 

New SAR Management Course in 2014

The new SAR Management course is on schedule to be delivered at the JIBC New Westminster campus on November 27-30, 2014.

It remains a 4-day course with a maximum of 20 students that combines classroom time with scenario based learning.

The course announcement will be sent out by the JIBC 8-weeks before the class with further details on this new course.

The same application process will be followed as with all other JIBC SAR training. The SAR Training Application form is available at http://www.jibc.ca/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-public-safety-security/emergency-management-division/government-and-corporate/search-rescue

SAR Group Training Officers

When your group has completed the SAR100 GSAR course please return the  following completed documents to the JIBC SAR Training Program Assistant:

1. GSAR Course Evaluation Matrix

2. JIBC Student Information Form

3. All exam paperwork (for the GSAR Challenge Exam only)

The sooner this information is received by the JIBC the sooner the student record is updated and an E-Certificate can be e-mailed.

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