ARES folks this article may help you rationalize why you do what you do. Often heard is the comment ‘why do we do this, we never get called ?’ It looks as though we may get only one chance at this so at least the amateur community should get it right.
BC is very diverse. The coast mainly worries about earthquakes while the interior mainly worries about fire and the east worries about mountain events. Just remember when an event occurs anywhere we are all in this together. Interoperabilty along with a consistent method of operation will be critical.