Setting the standard for combating the global threat.(IJOCC 2004)

Communication, co-ordination and co-operation are the watchwords of this year's International Joint Operations Command Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada on November 17-18--issues the selected speakers featured here will be covering over the unique event

Dr James G Young MD, Commissioner of Emergency Management, Province of Ontario, will speak on lessons learned in emergency management. "The Province of Ontario, like other jurisdictions, is lacing increasing risk of future emergencies," he told FIRE. "The province went many years without major problems but in recent years has dealt with a major ice storm, SARS and a major power out age. As well, the risk of terrorism and pandemics has risen. These emergencies and added risks have resulted in rethinking our emergency management approach, including the role of front line emergency services such as fire."

His session will deal with the challenges Ontario has recently faced, the challenges it expects to face, and how its approach has evolved. …

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