Projects: Emergency Services

911/Fire Dispatch Review

Purpose: The purpose of the review is to: (1) determine service effectiveness, efficiency, and affordability of the 9-1-1 call answering service and propose operating options for service improvement and cost savings, (2) determine service effectiveness, efficiency, and affordability of the fire dispatch services and propose operating options for service improvement and cost savings, and (3) examine the possible use of 9-1-1 call answering as a point to report oil and gas emergencies.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Spring 2015 completion

Project Contact: Trish Morgan, Manager of Community Services

 

Search & Rescue Service Establishment Feasibility Study

Purpose: To examine the benefits and costs of a regional service function to support search and rescue services in the Peace River Regional District.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Spring 2015 start, completion by December 2015

Project Contact: Trish Morgan, Manager of Community Services

 

Regional Emergency Management Feasibility Study

Purpose: As a follow-up to the flood in 2011 and the wildfires in 2014, it has been recognized that often local governments and responding agencies duplicate response efforts during a large scale emergency in our region.  As a result, the feasibility study will examine opportunities, challenges and models to regionalize emergency response and recovery efforts through the development of formal partnerships. Numerous models exists that outline how different local governments can work together to support each other during an emergency rather than competing for limited resources and duplicating efforts.  

Start/Completion Target Dates: Fall 2015 start, completion by summer 2016.

Project Contact: Dan Ross, Protective Services Manager

 

Charlie Lake Fire Underwriters Study

Purpose: Given the proposed growth and density of the community, the Fire Underwriters Survey will examine options and opportunities for the supply of water for fire protection services in the Charlie Lake Fire Protection Area. 

Start/Completion Target Dates: Spring 2015 start, completion by December 31, 2015

Project Contact:  Terry Truchan, Fire Chief, Charlie Lake Fire Department 

 

Backup  Power for Emergency Reception Centres

Purpose: To identify strategic locations of rural facilities that could be used as  reception centres and warming shelters in an emergency and provide/install emergency generators or transfer switches in order to ensure that facilities can operate independently in an emergency.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Summer 2015 start, completion by summer 2016

Project Contact: Dan Ross, Protective Services Manager

 

Community Specific Emergency Evacuation Plans

Purpose: In August 2014, as result of the Mt. McAllister wildfire, staff started working on an evacuation plan for the Moberly Lake area.  The development of the draft plan involved West Moberly First Nations, Saulteau First Nations, RCMP, Wildfire Management Branch, Moberly Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and Chetwynd Emergency Social Services.  A draft plan has been developed but more work and time is required to complete it with the other agencies.  Additional community specific evacuation plans will be considered for development for the communities such as Old Fort, One Island Lake, Wonowon, and Hasler.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Summer 2014, completion of Moberly Lake Evacuation plan summer of 2015

Project Contact: Dan Ross, Protective Services Manager

 

Rural Weather Stations Pilot Project

Purpose: The lack of available weather data creates challenges when planning and responding to emergencies in our area where various micro-climates exist.  This project will identify and install two rural weather stations in strategic locations within the rural areas of the Peace and will be interfaced with an online application that will also allow the public to review basic weather data for that station.

Start/Completion Target Dates: Summer 2015 start, completion by spring 2016

Project Contact: Dan Ross, Protective Services Manager