Posts for June, 2013

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Oil Spill on Lake Training Exercse

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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... More...

Importance of Being Prepared

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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 Do 1 Thing is an American website, but helps walk you through doing 1 thing a month to start moving towards being prepared! More...

Winter Newsletter

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Our Winter 2015 Newsletter is ready for you to enjoy!

Disaster Preparation Volunteers Needed

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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... More...

Wildfire Mitigation Strategies

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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 More...

Summer Storms

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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

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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... More...

What is ICS?

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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

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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 ... More...

Emergency Social Services Survey

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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... More...
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