Pre-Conference Training and Workshops – October 28-29, 2019
Included in the pre-conference training and workshop registration is your admission to the training and workshops, a catered lunches, snacks and refreshments throughout the pre-training and workshops, and a Welcome Reception to promote networking opportunities with Emergency Managers and elected officials from every corner of the Province.
Option # 1 – Kerri Rolles, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Emergency plan Workshop
EOC # 1
Option # 2 – Jack Lee and Jeanette Krayetski, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
This 2-day course provides training on the basic ICS for single resources and initial action incidents. It is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
** Please bring your Emergency Plan to review during the Emergency Plan Workshop**
** Mandatory: You must complete ICS 100 prior to attending, please bring your ICS 100 certificate with you**
ICS 100 is offered through Saskatchewan Public Safety Division at no charge and is completed as a self-paced study. You would need to review the course, complete the exam, and then submit your exam to email@example.com. Course link is below:
Scheduled Speakers – October 30-31, 2019
Included in the conference registration is your admission to the presented speakers, a catered lunch on Wednesday, October 29th, a catered breakfast on Thursday, October 31st, snacks and refreshments throughout the conference, industry exhibitor booths and networking opportunities with Emergency Managers and elected officials from every corner of the Province.
Pamela Goulden-McLeod, Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization
“Learning During Recovery: Considerations for Emergency Planners”
In many large scale incidents or emergencies, an essential component of recovery is the emotional and social recovery proves for a community. These events can trigger what Jack Saul has termed “collective trauma – a blow to the basic tissues of social like that damages the bonds attaching people together and impairs the prevailing sense of community.”
Constable Ryan MacLeod, RCMP National Security Enforcement Section
“First Responder Terrorism Awareness Program (FR-TAP)”
The First Responder Terrorism Awareness Program (FR-TAP) team develops and manages training for first responders, key partners and those with a nexus to critical infrastructure to provide awareness about a range of criminal threats. The training helps partners identify the early signs of radicalization to violence and outlines possible responses. FR-TAP also includes training in Counter Terrorism Information Officer (CTIO) workshop. Individuals who attend CTIO workshops receive training on the RCMP National Security Programs. CTIOs are a vital link in keeping first responders knowledgeable about current terrorist tactics, techniques, and practices. The first responder needs to be alert to indicators and warning of potential terrorist activity that might otherwise go unnoticed and reported. With this information they are better able to recognize these indicators and respond appropriately.
Patty Stewart-McCord, Saskatchewan Critical Incident Stress Management Network
“Traumatic Events Can Happen in Your Own Backyard! – But What Happens Next?
The Evolution of Critical Incident Stress Management in Saskatchewan.”
Out of traumatic situations, there are often opportunities for growth. We cannot go back and undo the experience of a highly distressing critical incident. With trauma, it is often what we do next that can have a much greater impact on recovery for those who are affected. For many years there has been a discussion around the possibility of creating a multi-disciplinary CISM response program to support our public safety personnel and community members in recovering from traumatic events. Having a plan in place, a structure and protocol for responding, evidence-based training available for the responders, and a pool of skilled resource people who can work together as a team are the foundations for providing a sound and effective critical incident stress management program. In integrated, evidence-based CISM program will assist in every aspect of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for all of those who experience traumatic events.
Large scale disasters of the past have shown that preparation and planning, setting a standard for the work we do and supporting all those who are involved will result in positive outcomes from traumatic events. The Saskatchewan Critical Incident Stress Management Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide evidence-based training, education, and resource in critical stress management, as well as crisis intervention support to all branches of public safety and other organizations, institutions, and communities.
Randy Meginbir and Doug Ramage–Warman Emergency Response Team
“Prioritizing Disaster Response through Rapid Damage Assessment Teams”
The damage caused by natural disasters, such as tornadoes, flooding, or from man-made/technological events such as explosions or hazardous materials impacts the quality of life in a community. These disaster events severely restrict or overwhelm community and municipal resources, communications, transportation, and utilities leaving many individuals and neighborhoods cut off from outside support.
The ability of emergency response agencies to rapidly perform situational and damage assessments accurately and within the first few hours after a disaster is critical in responding to life-threatening situations and imminent hazards. The RNA will provide officials with the information necessary to prioritize response activities, determine available resources, allocate resources, request mutual-aid, and request state and federal assistance.
The Warman Emergency Response Team is developing a systematic approach designed to identify and assess the extent of life safety and damage to critical facilities within the first few hours of a disaster event. The purpose is to rapidly prioritize primary or first responder personnel to respond to issues which are critical in nature, such as life safety and rescue. Additionally, the situational and damage assessment procedures allow for easy reporting to an EOC on critical infrastructure needs, and large-scale damage thereby allowing the EOC to acquire necessary resources to meet the disaster needs.
Meet your Emergency Services Officer (ESO)
“Panel and Delegate Discussion"
District 1 - Ryan Norton
District 2 - Trevor Leggett
District 3 & 5 - Heather Scheidt
District 4 - Sterling Switzer
District 6 - Kerri Rolles
District 7 - Adrian Waskewitch
District 8 - Jack Lee
James Gulak, Public Safety Canada
In today’s world of increased connectivity, changing climate and overall complex threat environment, “resilience” has become a term used to characterize an ideal capability state that everyone aims to achieve. This presentation will address issues relating to our interconnectedness and the corresponding vulnerabilities that this exposes us to at key “points of intersection”. It will provide an overview of the Public Safety Canada Regional Resilience Assessment Program (RRAP) and discuss some of the general trends that can be considered in the overall discussion of how to “build and enhance resilience”.
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A block of rooms has been secured at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Drive. They will be held at the special SEPA rates of $129.00 plus applicable taxes until Friday, September 27, 2019. Please use the SEPA Group Confirmation - SK Emergency Planners Association block when you are booking your room. You can contact the Hotel at (306) 242-1440, through their toll free number at 1-800-667-8789, email reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org , or book through the online booking at reservations.travelclick.com/6876?groupID=2534645&hotelID=6876#/guestsandrooms