Rural Communities First Responders Conference August 26 & 27, 2011 at the Stettler Agriplex Sponsored by The Partnership to Support Community First Response, ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and Municipal councils.
On Nov 6, 2010 a group of fire chiefs, dispatch personnel and elected officials met in Wainwright to share experiences and ideas about the changing nature of Emergency First Response in rural and remote communities. We, the sponsors of this conference invite you to extend the debate and learn about current technology and policy that affects our rural safety net.
August 26: Friday afternoon registration from noon to 2:00 pm will lead to a pre-conference café. This is a valueable opportunity and experience that you will not want to miss! Friday night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm we will learn about international successes and challenges of First Response with Dr. Rich Gasaway a popular international speaker from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Chief Gasaway has been a firefighter, paramedic, and fire chief in six fire agencies and most recently has founded the Centre for Advancement for Situation Awareness and Decision Making. Because this is such an outstanding opportunity we have been asked to open his session to the public for only $20.00.
August 27: Saturday morning from 8.30 am until 10:00 am there will be a conversation about the implications of the AHS EMS Five Year Plan. The 40 minute formal session will be followed by focus group discussions to provide input to AHS. The rest of the morning will highlight new developments in technology and policy related to dispatch and communications. The panel will be followed by small table discussions about what works and what doesn’t in your area, providing data for ongoing research purposes. Saturday afternoon finishes with two sessions. The first will highlight recent research on First Responders and Dispatch. The conference will end with a panel of elected officials setting the challenge to move forward to secure our rural safety net. The conference will conclude at 5:00 pm.
Working Group Committee:
Barbara Sjoquist Eric Nissen Mayor – Village of Edgerton Deputy Mayor – Village of Irma Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fire Captain & First Responder (780) 755-3933 Office Email: email@example.com (780) 755-3938 Home (780) 754-3748 Home
Jim Jackson Lorne Dewart Fire Chief & First Responder Fire Chief & First Responder Village of Mannville Village of Halkirk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com (780) 853-0391 Cell (403) 741-6172 Cell (780) 763-3015 Home
Kevin McDonald Brian Cooper Fire Chief & First Responder Fire Chief & First Responder Village of Dewberry Village of Hughenden
Sharlene Brown Allan Keller Mayor – Town of Black Diamond CAO East Central 911 Call Answer Society Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (780)-842-4215 office