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Disaster Preparation Volunteers Needed
News Posted On Sep 28, 2015

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.…

Wildfire Mitigation Strategies
News Posted On Aug 14, 2015

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 ...

Summer Storms
News Posted On Jul 21, 2015

Summer Storms

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
News Posted On Dec 23, 2014

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…

What is ICS?
News Posted On Dec 03, 2014

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
News Posted On Nov 27, 2014

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…

Emergency Social Services Survey
News Posted On Nov 10, 2014

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…

Steps towards FireSmart
News Posted On Jul 15, 2014

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.…

News Posted On Jul 04, 2014

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: ...

News Posted On May 16, 2014

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....

News Posted On May 07, 2014

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.…

Our History
News Posted On Jan 01, 2014

Our History

Our Regional Emergency Management project started in 2010. The 10 Pigeon Lake Summer Villages (the seven I administer, plus Itaska Beach, Sundance Beach and Silver Beach) met with representatives from AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency). We discussed…

News Posted On Aug 13, 2013

Province Wide Radio System

Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) is a province wide two-way radio network for public safety first responder agencies, including police, fire and ambulance. AFFRCS will provide these agencies with a common radio network to…