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The Municipal – Industrial Engagement Process Ken A. Jones CEM CBCP CORM Deputy Fire Chief – Planning & Logistics Strathcona County Emergency Services
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.
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)
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
PRE-ESTABLISHED WORKING RELATIONSHIPS = POSITIVE OUTCOME