Sitansisk EMO Conducts Training for EMO Day


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June 1, 2022

Sitansisk EMO Conducts Training Exercises with Fredericton Police, Local Partners

Sitansisk EMO and Band Administration engaged in a Unified Response Exercise on May 31, 2022 at the Maqiyahtimok Centre. This exercise was led by partners from Scout 5 Counsulting and involved engaging and planning for interactions with local and federal partners.

This one-day emergency services exercise was the first time Saint Mary’s FN has ever conducted this type of emergency exercise and gave the Saint Mary’s First Nation EMO team and Emergency Responders an opportunity to practice their respective roles during an emergency event. Fredericton First Responders and other emergency partners learned to work together with Saint Mary’s Emergency Measures Operations to be better prepared for an emergency within the community and the broader region. The exercise scenario utilized was a major hurricane, with additional emergency scenarios are already being discussed for future multilateral training events.

“It is by practicing and working together with our partners that we will become a resilient First Nations Community” said Sakom Polchies. The President of Scout 5 Consulting Jason Cooling said, “Scout 5 Consulting specializes in FN emergency management services. Saint Mary’s FN is a leader in Emergency Management and it is a pleasure to work with this professional team.”

Sitansisk Band Administration would like to thank all of those who took part and looks forward to future EMO exercises to ensure our community is prepared for any emergency event.