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File #: 20-003    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Period Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action:
Title: Community Safety Services - 2019 Third Period Report
Attachments: 1. Attachment No. 1 - Bylaw Enforcement Chart, 2. Attachment No. 2 - Building Permits Chart
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DATE: January 8th, 2020 Report No. CSS-20-001
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Blair McDonald, Director of Community Safety Services
SUBJECT:TITLE Community Safety Services - 2019 Third Period Report

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Community Safety Services department from September 1st, 2019 to December 31, 2019.


1. Emergency Management

* Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)
The NEPP and staff facilitated 3 scheduled monthly presentations to a total of 42 residents during the period. Staff provided emergency preparedness presentations to 2 strata's with a total of 42 residents attending.

The NEPP and staff attended the Esquimalt Fire Department Open House and provided emergency information to the public.

Staff partnered with CFB Esquimalt to host the Quake Cottage earthquake simulator on September 24 in the Canex parking lot. A total of 185 people experienced the simulated earthquake, along with 120 Rockeheights Middle School students that were also provided with an overview of tsunami risk in our area.

Staff attended an emergency preparedness night at the Military Family Resource Centre on November 6 and provided information to new residents of Esquimalt.

* Emergency Support Services (ESS)
One new ESS volunteer was recruited during the period, and volunteers attended various courses including Introduction to Reception Centres, Registration and Referrals, Managing Disaster Walk-In Volunteers, and Group Lodging which was hosted by the Township.

The ESS team met three times during the period, with the Level One team meeting once. Paul Helston has taken on the role of Deputy Emergency Support Services Director [ESSD] and has developed a new volunteer onboarding package and a 2020 training and exercise plan which has been adopted by the team. The ESSD attended a Langford ESS meeting to provide an overview of the April 7 ...

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