Oil Spill on Lake Training Exercse
Great opportunity to train with our regional partners, including the municipalities of Lacombe County and Ponoka County. Focusing on Oil Spill Containment & Recovery in a Lake Training on different booms Orientation of Response Procedures Western Canadian Spill Services Ltd. (WCSS) works with its Industry members to ensure the best response is available when required View more photos from our exercise WCSS currently offers its Industry members: ov...
Importance of Being Prepared
An interesting infographic about our American neighbours, but still so very true for us Canadians as well. Preparedness starts with you, is your family prepared, see our recommendations and consider signing up for http://do1thing.com/ Do 1 Thing is an American website, but helps walk you through doing 1 thing a month to start moving towards being prepared!
Disaster Preparation Volunteers Needed
Pigeon Lake Regional Emergency Management Agency (REMA) is responsible for helping respond in the Pigeon Lake region if a disaster occurs. REMA is looking for volunteers who would be willing to help operate a reception centre if a disaster that occurs. The reception centre is a facility that can be used as a gathering place, check-in location, information site, or even provide temporary food and shelter for your fellow residents especially during a period of evacuation. Time commitment...
Wildfire Mitigation Strategies
Congratulations to our member municipalities for initiating their own Wildfire Mitigation Strategies. Summer Village of Crystal Springs Summer Village of Itaska Beach Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach Summer Village of Silver Beach
This summer has had some close calls with weather changes and nearby Albertan tornados/hail damage. Just a reminder to Get Prepared, Know the Risks, and know how to react to Tornados!
13 Biggest Mistakes when preparing for a disaster
Mistake 01 Buying products that require clean water to work. One of the most common effects of a disaster zone is the inability to get clean water". Mistake 02 Buying products that are heavy and difficult to carry You have to assume that you may be injured and/or may not have the strength to carry heavy objects after a disaster occur. Mistake 03 Buying products that are scented or have strong odors Wildlife is attracted to scent. From mosquitoes to large predators their sense...