Course Details

Apply Reception Centre (RC) skills and practices in a mentored functional exercise. Practice key basic RC tasks by responding to a mock emergency affecting a community. This exercise can also be used as a venue for identifying further RC training and planning needs. The purpose of this course is to increase the learner's proficiency in performing some basic RC functions. This interactive 3.5 hour course is available through classroom-based training, featuring applied scenarios and activities. It is highly recommended that students bring the participant guide that was provided in the prerequisite course EMRG-1610 (formerly ESS114). ***This ESS course is delivered on behalf of Emergency Management BC by the JIBC to local government responders in the province. For other jurisdictions in Canada interested in this training please contact the JIBC's Emergency Management Division for further information on contract opportunities.*** Classroom-based learning is available by Emergency Management BC (EMBC, formerly known as PEP) funding. EMBC has currently made this training available to members of community ESS teams. To attend this EMBC-sponsored course, please contact the host community to register. For assistance in identifying the host community contact information, e-mail EMBC at or phone 250.952.5819 or toll free at 1.800.585.9559. Contract Offerings: costs associated with this method of delivery include instructor and participant material fees. Training location and equipment requirements are the responsibility of the requesting organization. Please contact the Coordinator, ESS Training Program at No special equipment is required. Please note that all Emergency Management Division courses require 100% attendance.


  • Complete EMRG-1610;
Course Offerings
No sections are currently scheduled for this course
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