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Marion has been an emergency management practitioner since 1992 and is currently the Program Coordinator for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) Emergency Management Diploma Program - see web link below. Prior to that Marion was with the Government of Alberta Emergency Management Agency for 15 years and held a number of positions including Director of Training, Director Community Programs and Disaster Health Consultant. Projects and responsibilities included school and campus emergency planning, health facility emergency planning, teaching disaster health management, disaster financial assistance, disaster exercise planning and conduct, member of the National Emergency Management Training Committee. Involved in response to major events including 1994 Northridge (southern California) earthquake, 1995 Lamont Hospital fire, 1995 southern Alberta flooding, Alberta support to the 1998 eastern Canada Icestorm, 2000 Pine Lake tornado, 2005 southern Alberta flooding.
Currently Manager of Business Continuity at Cogeco. I serve as the Education and Awards Chair for OAEM and sit on various College Emergency Management Program Advisory Committees across the province.
Currently the General Manager of Infrastructure Services for Greater Napanee. I am a Certified Municipal Manager III and Emergency Management Professional. Over the past 25 years I have worked in various roles within Fire Services, Emergency Management, Airport Management and Infrastructure.
I am the owner of Emergency Preparedness Consultants Inc. and a senior partner in Realtime Risk Assessments Inc. With over thirty years of police experience and working as the Emergency Management officer for that police service. In addition to being an experience instructor, lecturer, and public speaker, I am also a certified instructor for the Province of Ontario and the new CSA Z1600. I also received the first ever CMMIII EMP designation from the OMMI in the Province of Ontario and have a B.Tech in Emergency Management from Cape Breton University. I also sit on the advisory counsel for York University, and Sheridan College in their Emergency Management Programs as well as being the Past President for the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers. I am also accredited as ABCP through DRII (Canada). In my spare time I volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services Program.
Paul is an award-winning emergency management graduate working at the City of Brampton as an Emergency Measures Analyst. He has a military background as an active member of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve and is looking to continue his education in emergency management to further explore and develop the field.
My Emergency Management career began while working for the chemical industry. That is where I had the pleasure of participating in the Partnership Towards Safer Communities program with neighbouring industries and the Township of Woolwich.
My Emergency Response career started as a volunteer fire fighter with the Woolwich Township Fire Department in St. Jacobs.
Since then, I have been the Emergency Manager for the County of Perth since September 2005; building a comprehensive emergency management program from the grass roots. It has been a very satisfying experience.
Currently I sit on the OAEM Board of Directors as Secretary.
Paula-Marie Jannetta Saric
Niagara College, Emergency Management Coordinator
WHERE I WANT TO BE: I am a passionate Disaster & Emergency Management professional with deep experience in the development of successful emergency management programs including creating a sample Emergency Response Plan for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as well as a Functional Exercise for Ryerson University based on the Emergency Management Ontario guidelines.
I strive to take a proactive approach to safety and meet emergency planning with detailed preparedness. My goal is to use industry best practices, government legislation and technology while developing sound emergency plans, risk management and hazard identification assessments based on the organization’s objectives
WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING: I have over 5 years of diverse experience in the emergency response industry, having operated a company that provides security, first aid and safety and peace of mind to those who run events and sites of all types. Prior to starting this business I was a protective service officer at Ontario Place as well as a international first responder overseas in Israel as part of their national EMS.
For the past two years I have been a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management team in York Region. I have also joined their exercise design committee. As a volunteer with Red Cross I collaborated on large scale municipal exercises with the City of Markham and most recently with the City of Vaughan.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED: I have received a Certificate in Disaster & Emergency Management from Ryerson University. I also have a Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies with specialization in Organizational & Human Resources from the University of Western Ontario.
SKILLS: research, report writing, exercise development, emergency planning, emergency management, training & development, customer service, presentation, emergency medical responder, first aid & CPR instructor, licensed Ontario security guard