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1 The Municipal – Industrial Engagement Process Ken A. Jones CEM CBCP CORM Deputy Fire Chief – Planning & Logistics Strathcona County Emergency Services

2 SESSION OBJECTIVE: Describe one example of a municipal-industrial engagement process. INTENDED OUTCOME: Attendees receive a full example of integrated planning and response between industry and a municipality.

3 A Microcosm of Alberta… Pop. 85,515 –Alberta’s 4 th largest 1265 km 2 Most industrialized area in Canada Diversity –(Urban/Rural; Forest/Prairie)

4 MITIGATION Assess & Analyze Risk Determine Acceptable Risk Document, Inform & Apply RESPONSE Work to Objectives Define Acceptable Outcome Inform & Involve PREPARATION Understand Expectations Determine Capability Document & Act BEGINBEGIN RECOVER & MITIGATE MUNICIPAL – INDUSTRIAL MUTUAL ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

5 Process Hurdles INDUSTRY Confuses government & politics Wants absolutes “It’s in our fenceline” belief MUNICIPALITY Uses vague language Wants one-window approach, rarely offers it Mind-changing SEES THISSEES THIS SEES THISSEES THIS

6 1.Assess and Analyze Risk –Individual and cumulative 2.Determine Acceptable Level of Risk –Consult and draw the line 3.Document – Inform – Consistently Apply –e.g. create standard as bylaw and uphold MITIGATION PROCESS Could the unacceptable risk have been mitigated?

7 Was the risk acceptable? Was it accepted?

8 Mitigation - Where We Are Various mandates = “protect the public” Emergency Services integrated into all parts of municipal planning & development Risk assessment guidelines backed by land use bylaw “Buffer Zones” established Development reserved areas Very involved with industry

9 Mitigation – Path Ahead Planned Protection Guide Update to risk assessment guidelines LUB-enshrined planning criteria Judicious use of tools: –e.g. “Hudson Decision”, bylaws, development setbacks, hearings AFC equivalencies Reviewing Cummulative risk Influencing & educating neighbours

10 1.Understand Expectations –Reasonable, community-based 2.Determine Capability –Resources (tools & people) –KSA’s of People 3.Document & Act –Mutual/automatic aid, SOG’s –Valid training & exercises PREPARATION PROCESS Are we prepared for this?

11 MAA/MOU Basics Core elements: 1.Division of responsibilities 2.Mutual expectations 3.Resources offered to each other 4.Key contact information Know responsibilities and authorities Common media approach and incident management framework

12 Could we have been better prepared for this?

13 1.Inform and Involve –Notification – inclusion – expectations - enlistment 2.Define acceptable outcome –Right for the public (& each other) 3.Work to objectives –SMART; Progress/achieved? RESPONSE PROCESS Can we respond to this?

14 PRE-ESTABLISHED WORKING RELATIONSHIPS = POSITIVE OUTCOME

15 MITIGATION Assess & Analyze Risk Determine Acceptable Risk Document, Inform & Apply RESPONSE Work to Objectives Define Acceptable Outcome Inform & Involve PREPARATION Understand Expectations Determine Capability Document & Act BEGINBEGIN RECOVER & MITIGATE MUNICIPAL – INDUSTRIAL MUTUAL ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

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