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What the city has done to date to prep for fire season

The City of Yellowknife has committed to a working draft of an emergency evacuation plan, set to be operational by mid-June.

They’ve outlined a communication rollout plan for the public. Personnel will be trained in ICS 100 and 200 courses over the next month. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a versatile and adaptable all-hazards system, offering a standardized response framework appropriate for events of any scale. A two-day training session has been designed to complement the theoretical ICS 100 course. The first course has already taken place successfully, and the second session is scheduled for the end of this week.

The city manager stated that the attendant numbers for the community engagement in emergency preparedness were less than ideal, while attendance at the trade show booth was better. The trade show booth included information about pets during evacuation. The city’s fire information webpage is nearly ready to launch by week’s end, serving as a one-stop source for all related information.

The city will also address recommendations from the final KPMG report. “There’s still a lot of work ahead,” says Mayor Alty.

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