Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In 2018, we proudly celebrated our 20-year anniversary in the emergency preparedness field. As in any business, we wouldn't be able to bring to you our services without the wonderful staff that believes in our product and our motto of "Saving Lives is the Bottom Line". We happily welcomed back Administrative Manager, Ashley, from maternity leave, appreciated Katherine covering the maternity leave, and also added Wendy to our team as our Client Engagement Specialist.
We hosted a Client Appreciation dinner in Toronto, Ontario where we were honoured to have the inspirational Dave Sanderson speak to those in attendance and share his experience as a survivor of "The Miracle on the Hudson". We also had Craig Lester from Global Fire who gave a short presentation on the work they are doing at home and abroad. (Global Fire is EMT's chosen registered Canadian charity whose mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crisis, both at home and abroad).
EMT successfully worked on projects that spanned the country including Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. From small retirement facilities, long-term care residences, some of Canada’s largest construction companies and Canada’s largest federal project, we were able to provide services tailored to our clients. Our services ranged from Technical Rescue Standby, to several Master Fire Plans. We conducted numerous tabletop exercises for municipalities, a major exercise at the Deputy Minister level for the Federal Government, and a large full-scale Code Purple - Active Shooter exercise at one of Canada's largest hospitals in Canada, SickKids in Toronto.
In keeping current with Occupational Health and Safety regulations, we recently expanded our services for our clients with the introduction of Technical Rescue Standby Services including Confined Space, High Angle/Rope Rescue, Surface Water, Ice Water, Fire Watch, and First Aid coverage. In one of our standby situations our team recognized two separate life threatening situations and potentially saved 2 lives in 1 week.
In addition to business travel taking us across Canada, we traveled internationally to Florida, Nevada, California, The Netherlands and France. Conferences we attended included the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs in Toronto, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Working Group conference in Memphis, Tennessee, the Ontario DEMCON (Disaster and Emergency Management Conference) in Ottawa, the Continuity and Resilience Today conference in Toronto, Explosives and Active Attacker Management, and the National Tornado Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
As you can see, we had quite a busy year and are excited to see all what 2019 will offer. On behalf of myself and the staff at Emergency Management & Training Inc., I would like to wish you all a Safe & Happy Holiday Season. We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.
All the best to you and yours,
Darryl Culley, President