Emergency Management Credit and Non-credit Courses

Our relationship with City of Vancouver Office of Emergency Management affords VECTOR the ability to offer to members a wide range of Emergency Management courses delivered by the city and Emergency Management BC including:


Learn the important fundamentals of the Incident Command System, a flexible and scalable all-hazards management system utilized by first responders, all levels of government, utility companies and others across North America.

ICS-100 / JIBC EMERG-1200 is provided at no cost to VECTOR members through our partnership with City of Vancouver and is a pre-requisite for certain other internal and external training we offer. This is a JIBC credit course and can be taken on-line.

Introduction to Emergency Social Services (ESS)

Intro to ESS gives a foundational understanding of the capabilities, functions and aid ESS provides during evacuations both small and large. VECTOR is the emergency radio provider for Vancouver ESS.

EOC Essentials

This Justice Institute of BC credit course provides students with an understanding of the nature and purpose of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Learn the fundamentals of how Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) operate in supporting the needs of response departments and agencies during emergencies and disasters. Explore key aspects of site support operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) management structure. This course is a pre-requisite to many Emergency Management courses including Radio Station Management.

Radio Communications Station Management

This Justice Institute of BC course is made available to VECTOR members through Emergency Management BC. Pre-requisite: EOC Essentials.

This course guides the organization and operation of an emergency radio communications station at an EOC, ESS Reception Centre or provincial regional emergency operations centre. It reviews the key responsibilities of the Radio Communications Station Manager within the Logistics Section, including working with served agencies, resource management, documentation and the consideration of safety and legal issues.