Rainstorms in the mountains are the cause of Red Deer River floods. Snow melt alone, no matter the size of the snow pack, is enough. File photo from Red Deer Advocate

Rainstorms in the mountains are the cause of Red Deer River floods. Snow melt alone, no matter the size of the snow pack, is enough. File photo from Red Deer Advocate

Central Alberta municipalities adopt service to help provide logistics help in emergencies

Two former City of Red Deer staffers formed Emergency Management Logistics Canada last year

Four central Alberta municipalities are among those aiming to improve emergency preparedness by using a service that connects them to emergency products and vendors.

Emergency Management Logistics Canada (EMLCanada) is a logistics platform that is being used by Red Deer and Lacombe Counties, City of Red Deer and the Village of Delburne.

“EMLCanada has created a national logistics database to make it easy for emergency management organizations to find what they need, when they need it,” said co-founder Scott Cameron.

Cameron has more than 25 years working in community sectors and municipal government, including many years with the City of Red Deer. Co-founder Pauline Mousseau also has many years of experience with the city and county of Red Deer.

Between them, both have experience dealing with everything from the Pine Lake Tornado to floods, toxic spills and wildfires in northern Alberta.

The pair began in the company in July 2020 with the goal of helping improve emergency preparation, response and recovery.

“The open platform allows stakeholders to easily find vendors and services, share information, build relationships, and enhance emergency response while saving critical time and money,” says the company in a news release.

“The open platform allows stakeholders to easily find vendors and services, share information, build relationships, and enhance emergency response while saving critical time and money.”

A search tool allows users to find specific tools, equipment and supplies in a hurry.

Networking and learning opportunities are also provided through a monthly newsletter and regular training sessions delivered by experts.

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