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City of Wetaskiwin amends emergency management bylaw

At the regular Jan.10, 2022 council meeting, City of Wetaskiwin Council amended the city’s emergency management bylaw.

The city says that a review of the city’s municipal emergency response plan by the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) found that this bylaw did not reflect the training and Incident Command System (ICS) structure utilized by the city.

City council amended the updated emergency management bylaw to include the definition of the structure used by the city to train and respond to incidents.

“Amending the existing bylaw to incorporate the Incident Command System (ICS) definition allows the municipality to align with the Provincial standard for emergency management in Alberta,” said General Manager of Community and Protective Services, Paul Edginton.

“We will continue to work with the Province and ensure that our emergency management practices meet Provincial criteria.”

The ICS is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response. The city states that this provides a common hierarch within which responders from multiple agencies can effectively manage emergency situations.

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