Evidence-based Analysis of Incident Command Structures in Operations Centres

Evidence-based Analysis of Incident Command Structures in Operations Centres aims to survey, compare and analyze the emergency management process and procedures,and organizational structures, implemented by federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and select private sector EOC/ECCs to determine Best Practices. Partners on the Project include Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), Public…

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Target Hazard IQ: Fixed Site Hazardous Materials Storage Responder Information

Funded by Defence Research and Development Canada, a collaborative partnership is underway between New Brunswick Office of the Fire Marshal (NBOFM), CyberNB, Emergency Solutions International (ESI; as Project Manager), with guidance from stakeholders including: Transport Canada, CANUTEC, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC), the Canadian Association…

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NB Hazardous Materials E-Manifesting

The NB Hazardous Materials E-Manifesting Project revolutionized emergency response to DG incidents involving transport, through the creation of an electronic manifest, eliminating response safety issues associated with the previous hard copy procedure. IP resulting from the project is being shared on a 50/50 basis between ESI and GNB. Collaborative partners included: the Canadian Safety and…

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada AIS Response

Department of Fisheries and Oceans has successfully operationalized ICS Canada principles for Aquatic Invasive Species response, with partners from the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba with the assistance and guidance of ESI. The Partners have agreed upon a common risk and planning framework for response to Aquatic Invasive Species. These common Program and Planning…

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Atlantic Canada/New England Haz Mat Response

Canada benefits significantly as a result of trade with the U.S. through export points in Atlantic Canada including land (road, rail, pipelines and power grids), sea and air. While federal presence exists through organizations like CBSA, RCMP and Transport Canada to provide most of the regulatory monitoring and enforcement of imports, there are limited activities…

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Bi-National Hazardous Materials Response Interoperability Canada and the United States

The IEMAC reflects the principles embodied in the Agreement between the United States and Canada on Emergency Management Cooperation (AEMC), which is the bi-national agreement between the two countries to strengthen operation in emergency management for all types of incidents, emergencies and disasters. Consistent with federal plans and policies, the AEMC also encourages and facilitates…

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Security and Safety Management of Trucked HazMat

Between 2009 and 2011, community risk assessments were conducted by Defence Research Development Canada (DRDC) across Canada. It was determined the top challenges around accidents during ground transportation of Hazardous Materials were: Incidents often required resources beyond the community’s capabilities; Responders often were challenged to identify detailed specifics about the load; Incidents caused costly disruption…

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Industrial Facility Exercises: Linking the Emergency Operations Centre and Command Post

There is an increasing expectation from regulators and within communities that industrial facilities, railways, trucking, and pipeline operations validate interoperability with the community through valid, full-scale exercises. It is critical to test the vertical communication from the tactical component in the field to the Emergency Operations Centre(s) (EOCs). The intent is to ensure the outcomes…

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