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About Us

ASIST was incorporated as a Society in Alberta on 2018/04/18 and in Saskatchewan on 2019/01/19

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 Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo  (Fort McMurray) fires for over 20 days. Trevor has also assisted in the Logistics section during wildfire and flooding disasters in Alberta. He 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.


Trevor Tychkowsky

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. Karrie responded to 2020 flooding in the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) and was an integral part of the Advanced Planning Unit using her public works background to create sound re-entry plans.  As a Director at Large Karrie ensures the views of all SK Team members are represented on the ASIST Board.

Director at Large

Karrie Blackbeard

Rob has held the dual role of GIS Coordinator/Deputy Director of Emergency Management at the County of Vermilion River since 2009 and has 15 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 Emergency Operations Centre in response to wildfires in the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray).

Vice President

Rob McCulley


Anne Danielson

Anne has worked exclusively with local authorities in the field of emergency management for the past 13 years and prior to that worked for a non-profit involved in emergency management. She was heavily involved in the 2011 MB floods and has assisted with ESS operations in St. Paul, AB and in Prince Albert SK which each hosted wildfire evacuees on separate occasions. More recently, she has had the opportunity to respond as part of the Advanced Planning Unit in Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche alongside fellow ASIST Members. She has her B.A. in Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies and since 2018 has operated her own emergency management consulting business.


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 Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) evacuees as well as served on a fire crew rotation in the RMWB during the wildfires.

Dwayne is the Regional Training and Fire Prevention Officer/Fire Investigator for the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority.

With 10 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and 18 in the fire service he assisted with both the 2011 Slave Lake Fires and 2016 Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fires as a Division Supervisor. He is also  trained in open and  swift water rescue and flooding as well as being the regional FireSmart Liaison with Wildland Urban Interface Structure Protection experience. He has his BApp Businesss Emergency Services Management and NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer.


Dwayne Ethier

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