by APC staff

Congratulations to the First Nations participants who attended the five day Emergency Management Training held March 19 to the 23 at our Atlantic Policy Congress office in Cole Harbour, NS.

First Nations face many challenges when responding to emergency events impacting the community. Such challenges include but are not limited to lack of resources, lack of expertise in emergency management, inadequate infrastructure, and geographic location as well as lack of comprehensive emergency preparedness and response plans which are inclusive, culturally appropriate and sustainable.

Furthermore, timely, efficient and effective response during an emergency event can minimize health impacts including saving lives, minimize the risk of infrastructure damage and reduce the economic impact on a community. Building ...

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