All authorities have responsibility for Public Safety: Individual, Municipal, Regional, Provincial, and National. The four pillars of Emergency Measures (EM) are: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Essential tasks of Preparedness include conducting education/training and exercising EM plans.
NBEMO is responsible to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety (JPS) to ensure the continuity of government and to manage the provincial response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters. This is achieved through preparedness, consultation, contingency planning, training, and operations with local, provincial, national, and international partners and/or stakeholders.
The Emergency Measures Act stipulates that the NBEMO has the authority to “conduct training and training exercises for the effective implementation of emergency measures plans.”
NBEMO is responsible for delivering or coordinating specialized training that is provided to officials within the Government of New Brunswick, municipalities, and other organizations that have roles in emergency responses. This training may be delivered by NBEMO, or contractors hired and approved by NBEMO.