Strathcona County receives emergency command unit from Shell Scotford

June 25, 2024

Strathcona County receives emergency command unit from Shell Scotford

Strathcona County’s emergency response is growing thanks to the mobile incident command post donated by Shell Scotford on June 24. A mobile incident command post is where tactical planning during a large emergency response is coordinated. This command post from Shell will replace the County’s current vehicle.

The donated unit provides a modern on-scene location for incident command staff to coordinate activities. The command post is technologically advanced, will enable a more coordinated incident response and enhanced communications to the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in County Hall.

“This generous donation from Shell Scotford strengthens how we all work together to keep our community safe,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Shell Scotford and look forward to continued collaboration with our regional industry and businesses.”

Information gathered during a major incident is critical. The faster information is shared with the EOC, the more effective Strathcona County’s incident response can be. Once the new unit is equipped with County technology, it will support the on-scene Incident Commander with enhanced situational awareness and when required, link back to the EOC with information that is critical to the ongoing support of the response and for the continuity of service delivery to the rest of County.

“We are grateful for this mobile command unit from Shell,” says Fire Chief Martin Paulson. “This unit plays a key role during emergency response and supporting community safety during major future community events including the Canada Day Festival.”

“Shell is committed to supporting the safety and well-being of our community and we are proud to partner with the County on this donation. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this mobile command unit will have on Strathcona County’s emergency response and public safety," says Paula Mitchell, Deputy GM and Production Manager, Shell Scotford.

Background info about the unit
The Command Unit was used at Shell Scotford for on-site response. Strathcona County’s current mobile command unit purchased in 2000 will be decommissioned and sent to auction.



Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595