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Session Description
This two part session will provide an overview of wildland fire management in Ontario, including current and emerging challenges, and opportunities for action, immediately followed by an overview of the partnerships between AFFES and Indigenous Communities throughout Ontario.

Learning Objectives
Part One
  • Understand the processes that drive wildland fire activity, and result in wildland fire emergencies in Ontario.
  • Understand the factors that will affect wildland fires, wildland fire management, and wildland fire emergencies in the future.
  • Understand how a whole-of-society approach can support wildland fire risk reduction.
Part Two
  • Showcase the Indigenous Fire Crew Initiative which helps build capacity to have trained and skilled firefighters to respond to wildland fires within their communities and on traditional lands.
  • Highlight the hazard reduction burns within Indigenous Communities that are aimed at reducing the amount of lost infrastructure and improving public safety
  • The importance the Community Fire Officer (CFO) – Pivotal positions within our wildland fire management program
  • The advantage of Fire Nation Fire Suppression Agreements within communities that have established fire departments. 
​Date:  June 27, 2022
Time:  1:00 pm eastern
Platform:  Zoom
Cost:  Free for members

Speaker Info

Presenter 1 - Dan Johnston, Forest Fire Management Program Development Coordinator
Dan Johnston has worked in wildland fire management for almost 20 years, including in operations, science, strategic planning, policy development

Presenter 2 - Jaime Seeley, Fire Advisor – Northwest Region
Jaime Seeley brings years of experience in wildland urban interface firefighting and takes great pride in building strong partnerships.

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OAEM Emergency Management Spotlight Series - Amateur Radio and Its Importance During Times of Disaster

Session Description
Learn about Amateur Radio Operators who provide a critical public service for our communities during times of disaster. They can provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. Amateur Radio clubs, such as the Peel Amateur Radio Club (PARC), have established working relationships with community, provincial and national organizations to provide support in times of crisis under the umbrella of their national organization, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC).

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how amateur radio operators can provide communications in an emergency, whether locally or widespread
  • Understand how amateur radio leverages modern digital technology to integrate with ICS/IMS communications practices,
  • Understand the need to incorporate emergency communication whether provided by amateur radio operators or others, into your exercise program
Time:  1:00 pm eastern
Platform:  Zoom
Cost:  Free for members

Speaker Info

Edward Graham Dougall, ABCP, AMBCI, FLMI (VA3BGD)
Edward is a long-term member of the Peel Amateur Radio Club and participates in its Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) steering group. He holds certifications from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Disaster Recovery Institute Canda (DRIC) and is a member of OAEM. Hold certificates from George Brown College in Emergency Management and Exercise Design. Is now retired from IBM, where he was involved in IT security and disaster recovery. 

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