Regional ESS gathering.

On Saturday April 25th volunteer Emergency Social Service workers and stakeholders gathered at the Kaslo emergency services centre for the annual get together. Good discussions, presentations and best practices regarding how the ESS supports people in an emergency were shared.

Below, a photo of our three regional Emergency Managers: L To R: Alanna Garrett (Creston, Areas A,B,C,G) Terry Warren, (Nakusp, Slocan Valley, Area H and K, ), and Noreen Clayton (Nelson and Areas D,E,F). Thanks to Alanna for taking the lead in the organization of this event.

Below:

Asa MacLaurin (L) from Wildfire Management (Kootenay Lake Zone) discussing how best to brush out property in preparation for the coming fire season. To the right, Mayor Suzan Hewat of the Village of Kaslo.

Attendees included people from across the region: Nelson, Trail, Creston, Nakusp, Kaslo, Area D, and beyond. Many thanks to Kaslo Fire Chief Doug Yee and Mel Bryce for their help in arranging the event also. It was a good event that heightened the value of networking and meeting together so we can become a stronger regional entity when called upon.

If you are interested in taking part in Kaslo and Area D ESS please be in touch: essdkad@gmail.com