Julie Chambers selected as new OAEM Student Board Member

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No Dogs Allowed: Ethics, Disaster Management and the Vulnerable Populations of Prisons

  Whenever we hear the phrase “vulnerable population,” our thoughts usually go to the obvious - those people and places where we find our most defenseless: hospitals, nursing homes, and schools.... READ MORE ...

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OAEM and DCC team to present the 2018 Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) is pleased to announce a partnership with Diversified Communications Canada (DCC), who previously presented The World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), to produce a new conference that will serve the needs of the greater emergency management community.  The new conference is to be delivered in Toronto, Canada, on October 3-4, 2018. The... READ ARTICLE ...

Multi tasking is a myth

I recently did a test from a youtube video on multitasking or rather switchtasking as the presenter, Dave Crenshaw, calls it. The premise is that multi-tasking is a myth. Try the test yourself to understand why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCeGKxz3Q8Q In emergency management, multitasking should not be an option. The Incident Commander should be able to concentrate on one job which is to coordinate... READ ARTICLE ...

Student Board Member Required

It is that time of year again - We are looking for a Student Board Member! Calling all OAEM student members, Are you an ambitious, driven and creative individual? Do you have new ideas on how OAEM can better serve Ontario’s students and the EM community? Would you like to take on a lead role in connecting Disaster and Emergency Management students to professionals and opportunities within the... READ ARTICLE ...

OAEM Donates to Canadian Red Cross Flood Relief Efforts

    Following another highly successful Conference and Annual General Meeting, the OAEM is proud to once again donate to the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in lieu of providing gifts to our conference speakers.   In 2016, the Association donated $500 on behalf of our conference speakers with the donation going to support the Canadian Red Cross as they responded... READ ARTICLE ...

OAEM student awards results are in!!!!

Background: The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) Student Awards were created to showcase the upcoming talent we have within our growing emergency management community. The criteria sought after for the OAEM Student Awards are as follows: high academic excellence, volunteerism, a high level of enthusiasm and interest in emergency management field and contributions to the emergency... READ ARTICLE ...

“First Friday” Branch Meetings at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre

On April 7th, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) hosted our inaugural “First Friday” Branch Meeting at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC), which included presentations from MTO, Georgina Township, and several OFMEM staff. We expanded our audience, normally limited to staff of the EM Branch, and invited GTA-area CEMCs, MEMCs, and federal partners. But... READ ARTICLE ...