Spotlight on EMO
Spotlight on EMO
The Village of Macoun would like to shine a light on the Village Emergency Management. The Village of Macoun currently has a mutual aid agreement with 14 local municipalities that would allow the Village to call for help in the case of an emergency situation that required more assistance then local authorities could offer. We are currently working to get our EMO group set up to a point that would not require us relying on other municipalities for help in the chance that they themselves are dealing with the same or another emergency situation.
Ideally, we should have 2 members trained for the positions of Planning Chief, Operations Chief, Logistics Chief, Finances Chief, Information Officer, Liaison Officer, Safety Officer as well as others lined up to support each of these command and general staff positions. Regardless of whether you have training in emergency management, medical training or no training, if you want to be a part of a committee that will be there when our own friends, family, neighbours and residents need our help the most, please reach out to the Village office at 306-634-9352, to express your interest to volunteer. There are more positions to fill then we will truly understand until we actually experience a disaster like no other, but we need to prepare as best we can so that when disaster does strike, we are ready to act and help those in need. In the next few months, we will focus on one section at a time, explaining more of what that position entails and what sort of resources will be required to help it function at its full potential. Please consider joining our emergency team.
Carmen Dodd-Vicary 306-471-7998 - Emergency Management Coordinator
Stan McKelvey - Public Works
On Dec 1st 2022 there was a train derailments approximately 1 km West of Macoun . The derailment created a dangerous situation when a few rail cars carrying dangerous explosives ignited. Four families and a Day care facility had to be evacuated for safety precautions. The local Macoun Co-op Manager and staff Graciously remained open throughout the night to allow emergency personnel a warm, dry location to access fresh coffee warm food and washroom facilities as well as a fueling station for all vehicles and equipment.
Thank you to all the emergency personnel and community for the out pouring of support. No injuries were reported and everyone was able to return home.