Strathcona County emergency expertise awarded

February 15, 2017

Strathcona County emergency expertise awarded

Strathcona County is the proud recipient of the prestigious Alberta Emergency Management Agency Achievement Award in the category of Fostering Partnerships.

This award recognizes exemplary achievement in Emergency Management by noting remarkable contributions towards building a better prepared and more disaster resilient community. Strathcona County received several nominations from across Alberta, including the Director of Emergency Management from High River. This marks the first time a third-party nomination for this award has been made.

“We pride ourselves on building relationships with partners across the province,” says Strathcona County Fire Chief Iain Bushell. “We are honoured to be a part of any team that requires our assistance to protect from risk the things that matter most.”

In particular, it was noted that Strathcona County showed willingness to collaborate and cooperate with other communities during recent provincial disasters and readily took on mentorship roles during provincial emergency exercises.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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