About the Edmonton/Leduc Event
The INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM is used to manage emergencies. Many trained in ICS struggle with how to do just that. Generic ICS training teaches responders what to do but not necessarily HOW to do it. Limited time, money and expertise are all barriers to acquiring these important skills.
YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DO THE JOB! DISASTER FORUM HAS THE SOLUTION!!
At the DF Edmonton/Leduc Workshop you will:
- BUILD SKILLS – Responders from industry and government will learn HOW to perform in an emergency.
- Breakout Option 1 – The Planning Section functions
- Breakout Option 2 – Preparing Incident Action Plans
Led by our skilled facilitators, participants at the Edmonton workshop will learn HOW these ICS functions work in an interactive learning experience. See below for more detail on each of these sessions, and what you will learn.
- BUILD RELATIONSHIPS – Your network will be enhanced when you meet your peers at these workshops. The person you meet in the workshop may be the person that you meet during an emergency.
- BE WELCOMED WITH AN OPENING ADDRESS BY ERIC NEWELL, former Chair/CEO of Syncrude and emergency preparedness leader in Canada, who has “been there and done that”, and can provide valuable real-world insight.
SPONSORSHIP – Disaster Forum is a not for profit endeavor. Your support will help us bring these important events to you affordably. Consider investing in public safety through sponsorship of DF. See www.disasterforum.ca/becomesponsor for sponsorship opportunities.
Opening Address: Eric Newell
Eric Newell, OC, AOE, M.Sc., LLD was the 17th Chancellor of the University of Alberta, having previously served as Chair of its Board of Governors. He is a former Chairman and CEO of the oil company Syncrude.
While serving as Chairman and CEO of Syncrude, Newell was instrumental in the development of the Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada, an organization devoted to the furtherance of risk management and emergency preparedness in Canada. He also chaired the Premier’s Advisory Board that produced a report following the 2005 train derailment in Wabamun, AB. The report contains ten recommendations for improving emergency preparedness in Alberta.
In 1999, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being an “advocate of business and education partnerships” and promoting “employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people.” In 2004, he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence.
As an undergraduate he attended the University of British Columbia, and is an alumnus of the Theta chapter of Sigma Phi Delta.
ICS Training Topics to Choose From
INCIDENT ACTION PLAN (IAP)
Developing, implementing and updating an IAP is a key focus for all command centre staff yet many are challenged to understand the process. Participants will be introduced to a structured approach for developing, implementing, updating and communicating the IAP.
- Identifying the impacts of an incident
- Anticipating future impacts
- Determining the incident issues
- Setting and prioritizing objectives
- Documenting the IAP
- Updating the IAP
- Communicating the IAP
This is a hands-on session led by Laird Burton and Bill Isaacs, CET. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice applying the techniques and theories presented.
THE PLANNING SECTION
This workshop is designed to equip personnel assigned to the Planning Section to understand the function of the Section Chief and the Units/Branches that report to this person. In the course of the workshop participants will examine the relationship between the Planning Section, the Command and the General staff within an EOC or ICP.
- The Planning Section function within the Incident Command System
- Section Chief, Units and Branches
- Coordinating Command and General staff inputs
- The planning “P”
- Incident Action Planning
- Planning meetings
- Conducting briefings
This is a hands-on session led by Marcel Adamkewicz, CET. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice applying the techniques and theories presented.
(Venue: Executive Royal Hotel Leduc)
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||
Registration and Networking(a light breakfast will be provided)
|8:30 am - 8:50 am||
Welcome and Introductions
|8:50 am - 9:10 am||
Opening Address by Eric Newell
|9:15 am - 9:30 am||
|9:30 am - 12:00 pm||
Option A: Incident Action PlanDeveloping, implementing and updating an IAP is a key focus for ALL command centre staff yet many are challenged to understand the process. Participants will be introduced to a structured approach for developing, implementing, updating and communicating the IAP.
Option B: The Planning SectionThis workshop will prepare EOC personnel to function within the Planning Section. Participants will learn about the function of the Planning Section Chief, Units and Branches and the relationship between the Planning Section and the other elements of an Emergency Operations Centre or an Incident Command Post.
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm||
|1:00 pm - 2:30 pm||
Concurrent Sessions (Continued)
|2:30 pm - 2:45 pm||
|2:45 pm - 4:00 pm||
Concurrent Sessions (Continued)
|4:00 pm - 4:30 pm||
Group Debrief and Closing Remarks