Kings County Regional Emergency Management Organization

Committees


Kings Regional EM Advisory Committee (REMAC)
Reference: 2018-04-23 REMAC Terms of Reference

Under Section 10(1)(d) of the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act, municipalities are required to “appoint a committee consisting of members of the municipal council to advise it on the development of emergency management plans”.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the executive direction and management of emergency activities during a State of Local Emergency;
  • If required, renew the State of Local Emergency declaration every seven (7) days;
  • Exercise all powers necessary as conferred by the Provincial Emergency Management Act once a declaration has been made;
  • Authorize the expenditure of municipal funds;
  • Advise and continually update Municipal Councils on the current emergency situation;
  • When safe and appropriate, visit the emergency site(s);
  • When and if required, and in conjunction with the Public Information Officer, brief the media;
  • When and if necessary, through the Public Information Officer, inform the public of significant developments occurring;
  • Ensure that appropriate information is passed to provincial authorities; and
  • Provide oversight of the Regional Emergency Management Work Plan.

Kings Regional EM Planning Committee (REMPC)
Reference: 2018-03-28 REMPC Terms of Reference

The role of the Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee is to:

  • provide interactive communication to and from the citizens of Kings County and affected parties with municipal staff on matters of Emergency Management;
  • promote education, integration and training as necessary; and
  • when needed, include measures to enhance personal preparedness and business continuity and to advise Council on matters as they pertain to or affect Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management issues.
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the identification of risks arising from emergencies in Kings County;
  • Provide information and expertise relating to the occurrence and mitigation of potential emergencies and the impact of emergencies in Kings County;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Regional Emergency Management Plan (REMP) through monitoring, review and development. (Coordinated by the County of Kings Regional Emergency Management Coordinator);
  • As required, participate in functional sub-Committees and Working Groups to plan for specific emergencies, address issues, and develop and implement projects;
  • Support the development of Plans to address emergencies based on existing, and new and emerging hazards;
  • Contribute to testing components of the REMP through the development and participation in emergency exercises; and
  • Advise the Regional Emergency Management Advisory Committee (REMAC) on development of Regional Emergency Management Plans

The Committee consists of the following representatives from Kings County:

  • Regional Emergency Management Coordinator (REMC) - Chair
  • Municipal EMO Liaisons
  • Finance & Corporate Services
  • Engineering
  • Community Planning
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Fire Service
  • Police Service
  • Emergency Social Services
  • Health Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Amateur Radio Group
  • Ground Search and Rescue

Representatives from other organizations or agencies who may become committee members or attend specific meetings include:

  • Provincial agencies
  • Utilities
  • Community Groups
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Neighbouring jurisdictions
  • Business and Industry
  • Mutual aid partners