The Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows ESS Public Education Committee educates and assists residents and businesses to be better prepared for an emergency or disaster, such as floods, fires or earthquakes.
The ESS Public Education Committee volunteers deliver emergency preparedness presentations to neighbourhood groups, service organizations, churches, school groups, as well as attend community special events. The committee will also identify and develop training opportunities for fellow ESS volunteers.
Be an advocate for emergency preparedness
Pick up presentation supplies and equipment from Emergency Support Services Office
Deliver the City of Maple Ridge’s personal preparedness presentation
Answer questions from the audience/attendees
Collect names of those interested in becoming a volunteer and those who have questions or comments that require further follow-up
Set up, staff and take down the display booth at special events
Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal communication and public speaking skills
Knowledge of the City’s Emergency Support Services Program and related topics
Ability to handle questions and challenges from audiences
Enjoy working as part of a team
Introduction to ESS
Introduction to Reception Centres
Related training in customer service
Available to do approximately 4-6 presentations or events per year
Participation in training courses provided by Emergency Support Services Programs
Tips for Volunteers
You may feel your family's and friends' problems are trivial compared to those of the victims you just left, and their complaints may make you angry. Try to remember they don’t share your experience and that their problems are important to them.