100 Years of Distinction in Public Health Protection

1943 - 1953

1948 Fraser River Flood in BC, Agassiz School immersed in floodwaters.

Public Health Inspectors, Environmental Health Officers, Sanitarians, Environmental Public Health Professionals. We are known by many names, many titles, and work in many fields. Yet we share a commonality; the pursuit of a safer tomorrow. Over the last 100 years, and more, EHO's have played a pivotal role in a number of public health programs including emergency preparedness.

Pictured above is the Agassiz School during the 1948 Fraser River flood.

Pictured right is flood control efforts at the Surrey - New Westminster boundary.

photos courtesy of Laurel Benham

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Photo of Fraser River flood near Surrey in May 1948

Listing of BC Branch Presidents 1943 to 1953



1952 Sanitary Inspector certification exam question.

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