OAEM is 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... READ MORE ...

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Ottawa Emergency Exercise Program Recognized

 By Jim Montgomery  The City of Ottawa, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the City’s Emergency Management Program (EMP).  The Ottawa Emergency Management Program exceeds the legislated requirements of the Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), and adheres to the internationally developed and... READ ARTICLE ...

The New 2018-2019 OAEM Board of Directors

Coming out of the 2018 OAEM election at our Annual General Meeting in May, our board is organized and ready for another season of delivering the training, access, representation and networking that our membership has come to expect.   Our strategy going forward from the AGM is to have a board executive that can enable the remaining directors to focus on collaboratively delivering on specific... READ ARTICLE ...

Announcing the Ontario Flood Risk Management Workshop

By Geoff Coulson Hosted by Conservation Ontario, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Provincial Flood Forecasting and Warning Committee the 2018 Ontario Flood Risk Management Workshop is targeted to professionals and academia working in flood risk management. It provides an opportunity for you to collaborate, educate and share experiences. This year’s Workshop will take place... READ ARTICLE ...

Preparing festivals and community events for emergencies

By Douglas Grant Communities are well aware of the importance of festivals as places to socialize, unwind and spend time with friends and family. At a recent forum hosted by the City of Markham and Calian Emergency Management, professionals discussed some of the challenges and solutions regarding festivals and their resources for emergency planning. The day-long forum held in Markham in May touched... READ ARTICLE ...

Do you follow speed limits only for fear of getting ticketed?

Compliance versus emergency management best practice By Alain Normand Speed limits on roads are supposed to be there for our safety. Over time, most of us – even the good drivers – have pushed the limit and drive much faster than the posting. We slow down and follow limits usually when there is a police car around. Instead of focusing on our safety on the roads, we focus on the compliance... READ ARTICLE ...

2018 OAEM Student Awards results – Congratulations award recipients!  

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 ...

Recovering from floods in Brantford with Team Rubicon Canada

Team Rubicon Canada, a new volunteer organization brings new capabilities by utilizing the skills and experience of military veterans, emergency services responders and medical professionals to help communities bridge the gap between response and recovery. Last month I had the opportunity to deploy on Operation Great One in Brantford, Ontario with Team Rubicon Canada to help the community recover from... READ ARTICLE ...

Top 5 Reasons Mass-Scale Conferencing Should Be Part of Your Crisis Response Plan

By Carl Mavromichalis Managing Director, Converso and Associate, CS&A Crisis Management International What if I told you that there is technology available that can handle a live, 2-way conversation with hundreds or thousands of participants at once without hearing everyone talking at the same time? And what if I told you that you could call them all, rather than them having to call in? This... READ ARTICLE ...