Upon agreement by the presidents of the three Associations (CACP, CAFC, PCC) the Canadian Tri-Services Emergency Management Committee came into being on April 1, 2013.
This Committee exists to champion integrated, interoperable and unified emergency management:
- Through formal relationships, police, fire and emergency medical services (CACP, CAFC, PCC),
- In consultation and collaboration with other emergency management partners and agencies,
- By promoting and providing tri-services' input in support of the emergency management framework for Canada and associated strategies and action plans, and
- Based on an all hazards approach that addresses the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery pillars of emergency management.
Significant Accomplishments 2016/2017:
- Public Safety Canada engaged the CTSEMC in a stakeholder consultation session, seeking members’ input into the next national emergency management plan due for release in 2018.
- A strategic planning session was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada annual conference. An updated vision and mission statement is awaiting finalization.
- Partnered with Motorola Solutions in presenting the 2017 CACP/Motorola Emergency Preparedness Awards by judging the submissions and facilitating the awards process.
- The committee is grateful to technical advisor, Dr. Kabilan Satyamoorthy for posting many important emergency management discussion topics on the CTSEMC Linkedin web page .
Initiatives Planned for 2017/2018:
- Renew the Committee’s strategic plan.
- Review the CACP Motorola Award criteria.
- Begin implementation of the action plans for strategic initiatives identified at the 2017 strategic planning session
- Support the ICT Committee and CITIG in initiatives including Wireless Public Alerting, NG-9-1-1 and Public Safety Network Broadband