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  • Wildfire Mass Water Suppression System - Fire & Flood Emergency Services

Deploying Mass Water Suppression Systems for Wildfires – New Wildland Firefighting & Structure Protection Equipment

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Alberta, British Columbia, Equipment & Services, Floods, Water Suppression Systems, Wildfires|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Deploying Mass Water Suppression Systems for Wildfires - New Wildland Firefighting & Structure Protection Equipment Deploying mass water cannon and mass water suppression systems that can be rapidly deployed and do the [...]

  • Canadian Incident Management Assistance Teams – IMATs Canada

Canadian Incident Management Assistance Team – IMAT Canada

April 27th, 2019|Categories: disaster, Emergency Management, Floods, IMAT, State of Emergency, Wildfires|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Canadian Incident Management Assistance Team - IMAT Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) coordinate with provincial, municipal, district, First Nations, Metis Settlements, or territorial leaders to identify gaps and coordinate/connect with volunteer resources, supplies, [...]

  • Emergency Management in BC - Reference Manual

Emergency Management in BC – Reference Manual

March 17th, 2019|Categories: British Columbia, Emergency Management, Incident Command, Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Emergency Management in BC - Reference Manual Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC), under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has developed an online Emergency Management Training Manual designed to build a [...]

  • #SMEM - Social Media Emergency Management - Crisis Response Efficiency Tools

#SMEM – Social Media Emergency Management – Crisis Response Efficiency Tools

March 4th, 2019|Categories: disaster, Emergency Management, Floods, SMEM, State of Emergency, VOST, Wildfires|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

#SMEM - Social Media Emergency Management - Crisis Response Efficiency Tools #SMEM - Social Media Emergency Management -  Social media exploded as a go-to resource & tool since 2011, allowing emergency, disaster, [...]

  • History & Background of Incident Command System - ICS Canada

History & Background of Incident Command System in Canada

February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Canada, Emergency Management, Incident Command|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

History & Background of Incident Command System in Canada ICS/IMS Canada – Written February 2015 Background The development of the Incident Command System (ICS) was the result of hard-won lessons learned by responders [...]

  • 14 Principals - Incident Command System Management Characteristics

14 Principals Strengthening Incident Command System Structure As Management Characteristics – ICS

February 17th, 2019|Categories: Emergency Management, Incident Command|0 Comments

14 Principals Strengthening Incident Command System Structure As Management Characteristics - ICS The Incident Command System (ICS) is a widely applicable management system designed to enable flexible, effective, efficient all-hazards incident management.  By integrating [...]

  • Incident Command System Basic Organization Chart for ICS-100 Level

Incident Command System (ICS) Canada

October 21st, 2018|Categories: Alberta, Emergency Management|Tags: , |0 Comments

Incident Command System (ICS) Canada The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized on-site management system designed to enable effective, efficient incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating [...]

  • 2017 BC Wildfires Disaster Ashcroft Reserve wildfire - Loon Lake BC - photo CC BY-SA 40

2017 British Columbia Wildfires – Provincial State of Emergency

October 10th, 2017|Categories: British Columbia, disaster, Evacuation, State of Emergency, Wildfires|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

2017 British Columbia Wildfires - Provincial State of Emergency On July 6, 2017, a two-hectare wildfire began west of 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada marking the beginning of the record breaking 2017 [...]

  • YYM May 2 - alta-wildfire-evacuation - via Terry Reith-CBC

About The 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire aka “The Beast”

June 10th, 2016|Categories: disaster, Evacuation, Fort McMurray, Wildfires|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. On May 3, it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history, with upwards of 88,000 people [...]