Mushkegowuk Council

2022 Weehtamakaywin
Christmas Newsletter Article:

Emergency Management Services


As EMSM our program has fought hard to acquire full funding from the ISC Federal Government and other Agencies to deliver training & education to our emergency services volunteers within each First Nation with a supply of appropriate equipment & gear for the tasks:

  1. Search and Response / recovery (comes with equipment / gear and uniforms)
  2. Water & Ice Response / recovery (comes with equipment / gear)
  3. Firefighting Level I & II of the NFPA National Fire Protection Agency Training / Education
  4. Emergency Management Training & Education to Elected officials if they so wish or to their identified Community Control Group Team handling emergencies.
  5. Emergency Management Planning and Hazardous Identification Risk Assessments with Training & Education on how to apply HIRA’s.
  6. Flood and Fire mapping Emergency Management Planning with possible SP100 courses to follow from partnerships being formed with MNRF/ISC funding source, comes with gear and equipment for the communities as back up supplies.
  7. Canadian Coast Guard Program partnership with Mushkegowuk Council’s Emergency Management Program
  8. Emergency contact support services, Hub for reporting or activation of services mentioned above.

Accountability & Goals

  • With funding approval from the Federal Government on these programs comes the responsibility of applying the methodology, delivery, and ensure the applied programing is successful
  • Observations and data collection on increased timely response and independence during critical operations will be recorded in each community that utilizes these services to ensure continued funding support for generations to come
  • As EMSM the goal is to decrease our wait times for Minister’s approval & dependence on non-government agencies NGO’s, where local emergency volunteers can now be hired & utilized.
  • Mushkegowuk’s Emergency Management plan is to record activation of the mentioned emergency services that have been funded and provide support service such as but not limited to multiple team support and funding supports for live operations,
  • Increase rapid timely response within hours rather than days or week waiting on an RFA approval to Chief’s request,
  • Program will have multiple human resources to have as stand by and back up from other communities (shared resource for larger scale operations), in Search and response/ recovery, Water & Ice response/Recovery, Wildland fires threatening communities, community local emergencies requiring manpower.

These are just some of the objectives that the Emergency Management Services programs and its support services offered as we work with the autonomy of each First Nations emergency department and its emergency programs.

Technical Services People

Chris Seguin
Project Officer

Clint Maybee
Waste Management Coordinator

David Iserhoff
Project Officer

Leonard Kapashesit
EMS Coordinator

Ron Hunter
Building Inspector Advisor

Ryan Small

Wilbert Wesley
EMS Manager

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