Emergency Preparedness for Municipalities

Online: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Tapping Into Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to Better Prevent, Prepare and Proactively Manage at the Local Level

The extraordinary events of the past year have had an impact on municipalities across the country. COVID-19 has shaped every aspect of how a community functions, and beyond that, disasters such as severe winter weather, wildfires, chemical spills, and floods are reminders of the need for emergency preparedness even in the current pandemic.  

As the nationwide vaccination rate continues to improve and we work to transition to post-pandemic recovery, how can we tap into the lessons learned from recent events to create a robust and resilient emergency prepared plan?  

There has never been a better time to review your plan, and Public Sector Network’s Emergency Preparedness for Municipalities virtual event is the perfect opportunity to get started. Gain the tools and skills you need to adopt and implement emergency management and recovery strategies in today’s unpredictable landscape.  

Your Expert Speakers

Jamie Anderson

Director of Emergency Management/Safety Coordinator
County of Warner No. 5

Charmaigne Pflugrath

Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Burnaby  

Dave Brand

Director of Emergency Management
Red Deer County 

Brett Wuth

Volunteer Member
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO)

Patricia Martel, PhD

Emergency Management Program Manager (CEMC)
Niagara Region

Jim Montgomery

Community Disaster Response Ontario

Judson M. Freed, MA, CEM

International Association of Emergency

Michael Luchia

Acting Deputy Chief
Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)

Anthony Toric
Sales Engineering Manager

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Explore unique opportunities to enhance and create an integrated emergency preparedness plan to safeguard your community
Get up to speed with the latest tools and technologies in emergency preparedness
Learn from your peers and benchmark your approaches to emergency management implementation 


  • 9:00 AM PT & 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05 AM PT & 12:05pm ET

    Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 9:20 AM PT & 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Local Government Recovery Framework in the “New Normal” Scenario

  • 9:35 AM PT & 12:35 PM ET

    Platinum Keynote: Using Emerging Tools and Technologies in Emergency Preparedness

  • 9:50 AM PT & 12:50 PM ET

    Government Case Study: Evaluating the Differences and Similarities between Urban and Rural Planning and Regionalization to Increase Capacity

  • 10:05 AM PT & 1:05 PM PT

    Government Case Study: Preparing & Adapting – Ensuring your Municipality can Respond Effectively to Hazards of the 21st Century

  • 10:20 AM PT & 1:20 PM ET


  • 10:25 AM PT & 1:25 PM ET

    Panel Session: Building a Community Driven Emergency Preparedness Plan

  • 11:15 AM PT & 2:15 PM ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

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