Under the Municipal Government Act, municipal councils are required to establish an emergency management program for the municipality. The deadline has been extended to December of this year.
Municipal emergency management planning makes communities and neighbourhoods safer and more resilient.
The Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities (FPEIM) is pleased to launch its Municipal Emergency Support Project, which will provide direct assistance to individual municipalities to further the development of the municipality’s emergency management program.
This free program is only available until the end of March, so municipalities that would benefit from assistance are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity immediately.
The Federation has contracted Cindy MacDougall (CMD Consulting) to deliver this support. Her 33 years of experience in the field of emergency management and public safety will be a tremendous benefit to municipalities that participate in this program. Her experience includes developing and delivering emergency planning and training and working directly with municipalities.
Cindy will be providing direct support to municipalities until the end of March. She can simplify the process, provide you with written templates for developing your plan and even take care of a few of the steps.
Interested municipalities are encouraged to contact Cindy as soon as possible to set a time to for an initial one-hour discussion about the tools and assistance she can provide to help your municipality develop your emergency management program. Her contact information is Cindy MacDougall, CMD Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-439-1730.
To learn more emergency management, watch the 10 Steps to Developing an Emergency Management Plan video and PowerPoint Presentation, recently given by Tanya Mullally, P.E.I. Emergency Management Coordinator.
The Federation thanks the provincial Emergency Measures Organization and Municipal Affairs for their assistance in relation to this initiative.