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Responding to the Humboldt Broncos Incident: A Conversation with Chief Brian Starkell

Fire Chiefs Brian Starkell and Mike Kwasnica will deliver the opening address at the Disaster Forum ICS Workshop on Oct. 25th in Saskatoon. Chief Starkell sat down with us in advance of the event, to…

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What’s Next for Disaster Forum Conference?

To all of our loyal partners in Disaster Forum. To our delegates, speakers and sponsors: I am getting more and more enquiries about what disaster forum will look like this year and into the future.…

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Disaster Forum 2017: A Look Back, and A Look Forward

One more successful Disaster Forum Conference in Banff, Alberta!!!. The conference theme; “Working Together to Build Capacity” couldn’t have been more appropriate in this day of increasing need and shrinking resources. Appreciating Everyone who “Worked Together”…

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Prepared For Anything: The role of the emergency response plan in pipeline operations

This week, Disaster Forum Bronze sponsor Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) shared some thoughts about emergency preparedness and pipelines: When a new pipeline is built, safety is the number one priority. That starts right at…

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ATCO: Always There, Anywhere

Disaster Forum Silver Sponsor ATCO shared their emergency preparedness philosophy, and the reasons why they invest in our work: Taking Our Responsibilities Seriously Albertans trust ATCO to provide a safe and secure supply of electricity and natural…

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Canada’s Emergency Management Strategy: Update from the Expert

The Next Phase of Canadian Preparedness Over the past 20 years, there has been a pronounced shift in Canada’s risk profile, characterized by the increasing frequency, magnitude, and cost of disasters which can be attributed…

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Stronger Together: Mutual Aid in Alberta

In keeping with this year’s conference theme of “Working Together”, this year Disaster Forum is highlighting a wonderful organization: Northeast Region Community Awareness and Emergency Response (NRCAER) with a panel discussion at the top of…

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So What? Turning Conference Material Into Impact

Going Beyond the Keynote A really good speaker or panel session can leave us feeling energized, enlightened, and motivated. Unfortunately, once we’ve left the auditorium or theatre, real life often intervenes and we don’t always…

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The Lone Actor Extremist Threat in North America: Meet the Expert

DF Welcomes Forensic Psychiatry Expert Peter Collins Dr. Peter Collins is the operational forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police. Peter is also the consultant forensic psychiatrist with the…

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Health Care and Extreme Weather: The Show Must Go On

Not just another snow day! From March 7 – 10, 2017, the remote northern community of Churchill, Manitoba experienced a once in a lifetime blizzard event. Arctic winds whipped snowfall into 30 foot drifts that…

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