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File #: 18-373    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Period Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/27/2018 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 9/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Community Safety Services Department - 2018 2nd Period Report
Attachments: 1. Bylaw statistics chart, 2. Unsightly Properties, 3. Building Permits, 4. Deer Management - Esquimalt public education update
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DATE: September 11, 2018 Report No. CSS-18-013
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Blair McDonald, Director, Community Safety Services
SUBJECT:TITLE Community Safety Services Department - 2018 2nd Period Report

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Community Safety Services Department from May 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2018.


1. Emergency Management

* Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)
The NEPP recruited a new volunteer this period and continues to update social media to advertise events and to provide emergency preparedness information to residents.

The first week of May was emergency preparedness week, and staff presented emergency preparedness information to a total of 167 Grade 4 students at Macaulay Elementary and Victor-Brodeur schools. 200 starter emergency kits were assembled by 5 volunteers and staff and were distributed to the students along with emergency preparedness information to take home to their families.

During Emergency Preparedness Week, staff and the NEPP coordinator put on two emergency information sessions and the Coordinator assisted providing information to attendees of the Juan de Fuca Emergency Preparedness Display on May 6.

During the period, staff and volunteers provided emergency preparedness information and guidance to residents and stratas, for a total of six sessions to approximately 50 individuals. The fall / winter schedule has been released with additional times to allow for more residents to attend sessions.

* Emergency Social Services (ESS)
Staff attended regional Emergency Social Services Directors meetings and continues to engage in regional ESS planning with delivery of an ESS exercise in the next period.

The ESS team met once during the period and the Level one Team met twice. The Level One backpacks were updated and two of the ESS supply bins were consolidated to allow use of the other...

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