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:
Call for Caring Pigeon Lake Residents
Are you involved in a community group and have a yearning to help others during a time of emergency? We are currently growing our agency with social service responders and individuals who would be willing to help out at a reception center during an emergency. Please take a moment and watch these videos on how Pincher Creek has come together to solve this part of the challenge during their numerous disasters. Pincher Creek Video Part 1 Pincher Creek Video Part 2
Emergency Preparedness Week
May 4 to 10 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada, and it is very important to have a plan in place. Emergencies or disasters can happen at any time, and when they do, you may be on your own for up to 72 hours. Emergency preparedness starts at home. You can greatly reduce the effects of a disaster or emergency on your family by: Knowing the risks in your region (fire, flood, etc) Making a family emergency plan and practicing it Preparing an emergency kit for you...
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