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Volunteer search group says more talks needed to flesh out proposed Nova Scotia Guard

The president of the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association says she’s keeping an open mind as the province gets ready to create a new volunteer corps.

B.C. opens new wildfire training and education centre

A new dedicated wildfire training and education centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will welcome the province’s future wildfire fighters.

Government of Canada Announces More Funding to Build Wildfire Fighting Capacity

The Government of Canada has announced up to $800,000 in funding for the International Association of Fire Fighters to deliver training and increase the capacity of structural firefighters across the country.

Rural communities receive disaster prevention funds

Five communities in Westman have received funding for projects that will help prevent future disasters, including damage from wildfires, floods and extreme snowfalls.


Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

A useful tool to mitigate logistical problems that often follow disasters or extreme events, the core of this guide is the role of human factors in emergency response. The handbook provides a systematic structure for communication, cooperation, and coordination, highlighting what must be done and when, and how to identify the resources required for each effort. The book tackles cutting-edge research in topics such as evacuation planning, chemical agent sensor placement, and riverflow prediction. It offers strategies for establishing an effective training program for first responders and insightful advice in managing waste associated with disasters.

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Climate change adaptation pays dividends

It’s mid-February in Canada and there’s wildfire smoke in the air in BC. Not like there was this past summer, but it’s there, and that’s disconcerting. It’s yet another anomaly on the path to an entirely different world. Deniers will have you believe that four guys are working on climate science and one of them forgot to carry a two and, consequently, all the science on climate change is wrong. The reality is that hundreds, thousands of scientists are working on climate change over many disciplines and the conclusions are irrefutable: We’ve essentially busted our climate and it’s not going ... » Read More...

Building Linkages in Emergency Management Symposium    -    June 4, 2024

June 4, 2024 | Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre » Read More...


October 22-23, 2024 | The International Centre. Toronto, Ont. » Read More...