There are municipalities which lead in providing emergency management service to their residents and businesses and others which resist meeting even the minimum legislated requirements. It is encouraging to see a municipality promoting a project which benefits not only their community emergency management program but Canadian emergency management in general. Cumberland BC is such a community. See what they are up to!
Attached to this article is the February edition of Cumberland Now which you can read on line or download to your PC or e-reader. It is a special edition entitled Bridging the Gap Between Disaster Research and Practice which contains a wealth of informative articles written by respected leaders in the Canadian emergency management community.
The Village of Cumberland BC, identified in their strategic plan, the need to enhance communication between Mayor, Council, staff and the general public and they created the Cumberland Now magazine. The February special edition focuses on enhancing awareness about emergency management and it is well worth reading. It is also nice to see the village was recognized with a Community Excellence Award for their efforts.
PTSC-Online was created to share best practices for emergency management, provide a forum for emergency managers, business continuity and critical infrastructure professionals and all Canadians to communicate and collaborate on emergency management to better improve our programs and preparedness. We are pleased to share this issue of Cumberland Now and offer our technology to those who want to use it to improve emergency management by thinking outside the box.
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