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 of s...
What is ICS?
Special thanks to the City of Edmonton we have 4 great videos explain what Incident Command System (ICS) is and how it is used to help support our emergency crews using a Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) [previously called EOC]. Watch the ICS videos...
Municipal Excellence Award Received
REMP has received the 2014 Alberta Municipal Excellence Award for Small Municipalities! All 10 Pigeon Lake Summer Villages worked collaboratively to develop a Regional Emergency Management Plan (REMP) for Pigeon Lake. The REMP is established in accordance with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency suggested guidelines. It is implemented and maintained based on a continuous emergency planning process as indicated below: Annual emergency planning audits Risk assessments ...
Emergency Social Services Survey
The Emergency Social Services Network of Alberta (ESSNA) has requested that we provide their survey on the Alberta Human Services website for municipal ESS representative to complete. As Alberta Human Services is the lead for the development of the Provincial Emergency Social Services Framework we have been working with ESSNA to determine where ESS is within the province and where the gaps and successes are currently. ESSNA has developed a survey to engage ESS municipal leaders to provid...
Steps towards FireSmart
How can we build more disaster resilient communities? Firesmart programs show how to create safe zones around homes in forest-fire prone areas, but we continue to plant highly volatile shrubs right up to the walls, creating a wick for the fire to use. Local programs are being developed, but FireSmart is a great model to review.
Pigeon Lake Water Rescue
Discussions are in the works for a cooperative solution with the County of Wetaskiwin and water rescue on Pigeon Lake. Looks like sea doo has a 2014 solution in mind: