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ASISTS was incorporated as a Society in Alberta on 2018/04/18

President, ASISTS

Trevor Tychkowsky

Trevor has been the Safety Officer and Director of Emergency Management with the County of Smoky Lake since 2002 and Regional Director of Emergency Management since 2012. In May 2016, Trevor and the Smoky Lake regional team opened a Reception Centre during the Fort McMurray Fires for over 20 days. Trevor also assisted in the Fort McMurray Regional Emergency Operations Centre Logistics Section. Trevor is ICS 400 level trained and an experienced front-line firefighter and auxiliary officer with the RCMP. He is passionate about emergency management and together with the other team members is striving to be well prepared for the next major incident.

Vice President, ASISTS

Rob McCulley

Rob has held the dual role of GIS Coordinator/Deputy Director of Emergency Management at the County of Vermilion River since 2009 and has nearly 10 years volunteer firefighting experience. Rob has used his expertise to integrate GIS technologies into the County's Emergency Management Program. In May 2016, Rob assisted in the Planning Section of the Fort McMurray  Regional Emergency Operations Centre in response to the wildfires.

Director at Large, ASISTS

Karrie Blackbeard

Becoming involved with ASIST- Karrie, who is from Marsden, SK has been a volunteer firefighter and is invested in improving the Emergency Plan at the R.M. of Hillsdale No. 440 where she is the Public Works Coordinator. Becoming an ASIST member aids her and her area to stay current and up-to-date for any and all emergencies. As Director at Large Karrie ensures the views of all SK Team members are represented on the ASIST Board.

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Secretary, ASISTS

Anne Danielson

Anne was the Emergency Coordinator for the City of Lloydminster for nearly 5 years. Prior to that she was the Regional Emergency Coordinator for 11 rural towns and municipalities in Manitoba. She was heavily involved in the 2011 MB floods and assisted with managing the Reception Centre in St. Paul, AB during the Fort McMurray wildfires and recently assisted with evacuees in Prince Albert, SK. She has her B.A. in Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies, ABCP and operates her own Emergency Management Consulting business.

Training Coordinator, ASISTS

Jeff Fallow

Jeff is the Manager of Protective Services, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management for the City of Cold Lake. He is ICS 400 certified and has his Chief Fire Officer designation. In 2012 Jeff was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  He has experience planning exercises and pre-planning for large scale events. Jeff was heavily involved in the hosting of La Ronge evacuees in Cold Lake in 2015. In 2016 he assisted with Fort McMurray evacuees as well as  served on a fire crew rotation in Fort McMurray during the wildfires.

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