Post-Disaster Response Safety Assessment Program Committee is seeking new members.
Architects and interns have expressed an interest in playing a key role in supporting government responses following any major disaster. AIBC has been invited to join other professional associations who are involved in municipal and provincial Disaster preparedness programs. The Post-Disaster Response Safety Assessment Program Committee will be working with municipalities and BC’s emergency management agencies to establish communication and deployment strategies, and to develop BC-specific content for a post-disaster damage and safety assessment course. The course will lead to a contact list of trained volunteers who could be called upon by authorities having jurisdiction in the aftermath of a disaster. Members who completed the 1-day Safety Assessment Course in the USA, or at the recent 2013 AIBC Sea Change Conference, or who may have attended BC Housing’s Rapid Assessment Course are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee or to learn more information, please contact Yana Vassilenko, Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org; 604.683.8588 ext. 314.