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Effective Crisis Communication Strategies for Business

Businesses must be prepared to navigate through crises with poise and efficiency. One of the key elements to successfully weathering a storm is effective crisis communication. Clear, timely, and transparent communication can make the difference between managing a crisis
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Simulation Training for Emergency Response: Enhancing Preparedness and Efficiency

In the realm of emergency response, preparation is paramount. The ability to respond swiftly and effectively to crises can mean the difference between minimal damage and catastrophic outcomes. Simulation training has emerged as a powerful tool in enhancing preparedness
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The Role of AI and Big Data in Predicting and Managing Emergencies

The intersection of technology, AI and big data has transformed the way we predict and manage emergencies.  These advancements offer powerful tools that enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to a wide range of emergency situations, from
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Emergency Communication: Reaching Your Team and Stakeholders When It Matters Most

Emergencies can strike at any moment, and when they do, effective emergency communication can make the difference between a smooth response and a chaotic, disorganized reaction. We understand the critical role that communication plays during crises. Whether you are

Strengthening Community Resilience: The Importance of Support Circles in Times of Crisis

In the vast tapestry of Ontario’s cultural landscape, Indigenous communities stand as vital threads, weaving narratives of community resilience, tradition, and strength. Yet, within this rich tapestry, challenges often arise, threatening the fabric of these communities. During times of
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Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips for Businesses

Winter can bring a picturesque landscape, but it can also bring a host of challenges, especially for businesses. Snowstorms, freezing temperatures, power outages, and icy conditions are just some of the winter-related risks that can disrupt operations. In this

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Episode 11 — Featuring Tara Hahkala — Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s episode welcomes Tara Hahkala, indigenous mental health and wellness worker, with experience in non-violent crisis intervention, mediation, and Diversion and Indigenous Restorative Justice, to chat about how to better support Indigenous communities during a crisis.

Episode 10- Featuring Dan Hefferton – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s episode welcomes an expert in threat management, emergency management analysis, and weapons training, Dan Hefferton. Join host Darryl Culley as he speaks to Dan about the rise of cyber attacks, how to maximize the effectiveness of training, and why perfection is a goal that should never be achieved. “Perfection is the end of growth.

Episode 9- Featuring Larry Brassard – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

Episode 8- Featuring Ali Asgary – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s episode welcomes Professor of the Disaster and Emergency Management Master’s Degree program at York University, Ali Asgary. Join Host Darryl Culley as he talks to Ali about the emerging technologies that are helping fight all kinds of disasters (even some not available to the wider public yet!).

Episode 7- Featuring Kris Liivam – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s episode welcomes someone who is an expert in safety consultancy, instructing, and volunteer response, President of Arctic Fire Safety Services Limited, Kris Liivam.

Episode 6 – Featuring Brian Hutchinson – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s pod welcomes North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service Chief, Brian Hutchinson, who has a fairly unique accomplishment under his belt: he leads one of the few accredited fire services in Canada! 🎙️

Episode 5 – Featuring Alain Normand – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

This week’s pod welcomes author, teacher, and emergency management expert, Alain Normand. If you’ve been looking at the incredible support pouring into Ukraine and wondering how exactly it all works, this episode is for you! 🎙️

Episode 4 – Featuring Les Karpluk – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

Join host Darryl Culley as he speaks with Les Karpluk, a fire chief with over 40 years of experience. The two talk recruitment, retention, and how fire services can do their best to groom the next generation of leaders. 🎙️

Episode 3 – Featuring Tracey Lowey – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

Join host Darryl Culley as he speaks with Tracey Lowey, Crime Analyst for the Calgary Police Service. Tracey also teaches Crime and Intelligence Analysis, Aberrant Behaviour and Critical Analysis of Forensic Science at Mount Royal University.

Episode 2 – Featuring Rick Monkman – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

When you need a Community Risk Assessment done, he’s the first call you’ll make! This episode of Conquering Chaos & Mayhem welcomes Rick Monkman, 40 year veteran of the emergency services and leading expert in CRA.

Episode 1 – Featuring Lyle Quan – Conquering Chaos & Mayhem – An EMG Podcast

Lyle’s highly regarded reputation in the fire service is earned through previous positions with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, the Ontario Fire College, and several municipalities throughout Ontario. He also served as the Commissioner of Community Services and Fire Chief for the City of Waterloo, and has worked with organizations across the globe.