Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Office of Emergency Planning's (OEP) role is to take the lead in the development of emergency plans, systems, strategies, exercises and other programs to maximize the response goals and priorities during an emergency event or disaster situation. The OEP and Emergency Program is developed to address each stage in the emergency management cycle.
During an emergency event, the Office of Emergency Planning will coordinate the response and in some cases activate the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Operations Centre. The OEP works with our municipal Emergency planning departments with respects to mutual aid.
Emergency Management is defined by Public Safety Canada, as, the management of emergencies concerning all-hazards, including all activities and risk management measures related to prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.