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Erin Sieger

Erin is the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and is currenlty finishing her diploma in Emergency Management from JIBC. She has a well-rounded career, including publishing, fitness, finance, property management and municipal service. The RMWB has benefited frist hand from the ASIST Team, and its vlaue is undeniable. Erin is eager to build team depth for both Alberta and Saskatchewan supports should an incident need our service. In her spare time, Erin is an avid golfer and mother of two adult children.

Vice President
Rob MCulley

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 of 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 Municiaplity of Wood Buffalo. 

Andrew DeGruchy

Andrew is the Manager of Emergency Management and Director of Emergency Management (DEM) for the City of Lloydminster and has over 13 years of experience in the emergency management and emergency response sector. Andrew has previous experience as a firefighter, public safety answering point dispatcher and Red Cross volunteer. He has completed his Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management through Royal Roads University where he focused his studies on how media affects risk-reducing and self-protecting behaviours. 

Dwayne Ethier

Dwayne is the Regional Training and Fire Prevention Officer/Fire Investigator for the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authroity. With 10 years in the Canadain Armed Forces and 18 in the fire service he assisted with both the 2011 Slave Lake Fires and 2016 Rural Municpality of Wood Buffalo Fires as a Division Supervisor. He is also trained in open and swift water rescue as well as being the regional FireSmart Liasion with Wildland Urban Interface Structure Protection experience. He has his BApp Business Emergency Services Management and NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer.

Director at Large
Karrie Blackbeard

Karrie, who is from Marsden SK, where she is the Public Works Coordinator. She has been a volunteer firefighter and is invested in improving the Emergency Plan at the R.M. of Hillsdale No. 440. Karrie responded to the 2020 flooding and Fort Chipewyan wildfire support within the ECC in the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo. On both occasions she was an integral part of the Planning Section (Advanced Planning Unit and Resource Unit respectivley). She has used her public works background to create sound re-entry plans. As a Director at Large Karrie ensures the views of all Saskatchewan Team members are represented on the ASIST Board.

Training Coordinator
Anne Chambers

Anne has worked exclusivley 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 invovled in the 2011 MB floods and has assited wtih ESS operations in St. Paul, AB and Prince Albert, SK. More recently she has responded with ASIST as part of the Planning Section in the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo  and Lac La Biche in response to flooding and as part of an  ECC in support of the Fort Chipewyan wildfire. She has her B.A. in Disaster & Emergency Studies (Distinction) and since 2018 has operated her own emergency management consulting business.

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