ESS volunteers play an important role in responding to emergencies and disasters. They respond to Reception Centre’s and Group Lodging facilities to support evacuees and undergo free training provided by the RMWB. Find more information about the ESS Team below.
Join us virtually on Zoom to learn about being a volunteer for our local Emergency Social Services Team! You will be emailed a zoom link the morning of the session.
Spaces for this session are limited, so please secure your ticket at your earliest convenience.
(information directly from rmwb.ca)
Emergency Social Services (ESS) are those services required to preserve the well-being of people affected by a disaster.
ESS in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
The goal of ESS is to help people begin to re-establish themselves as quickly as possible after a disaster. ESS plays an important role in Emergency Management in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo by:
Helping people meet their immediate, basic needs during a disaster;
Reuniting families separated by a disaster and;
Providing people affected by a disaster with accurate and up-to-date information.
What services are provided by ESS?
ESS provides temporary relief to individuals and families so they can begin to plan their next steps after a disaster. Services may include: