The Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows ESS Logistics Team ensures operational readiness for activations of any size related to disasters such as floods, fires, or earthquakes through planning, exercising and communications.
Logistics Committee members work as a team and may work in smaller groups and with other committees on specialized projects.
Members of this team require a variety of skills, knowledge and experience.
Maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies to ensure operational readiness.
Identify locations and conduct assessments of preferred facilities for the purpose of establishing a reception centre or group lodging in the event of a disaster.
Contact local suppliers to establish and/or renew supplier agreements for the purposes of delivering goods and services to those affected by disaster.
Meet monthly or as needed to train and exercise.
Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of BCEMS/Incident Command System
Familiar with local suppliers.
Valid BC Drivers Licence
Ability to work in teams or individually
Able to read and interpret floorplans
Introduction to ESS
Introduction to Reception Centres
Available to attend most scheduled committee meetings
Participate in ESS exercises
Take required training courses provided by Emergency Support Services Programs
Tips for Volunteers
Being organized doesn't just feel good - It is key to successfully responding in an emergency! Check your emergency kits at least every 6 months to refresh food and water and any medications or seasonal clothing that you may require.