News release

Emergency Management Planning Officer for Cape Breton

A 25-year veteran in fire and emergency services is the province's new emergency management planning officer based in Sydney.

George Muise was most recently the chief of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality hazardous materials response team and fire prevention manager for the municipality. He begins his new duties on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

"Successful emergency management involves relationship-building and effective training," said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Emergency Management. "George's training background and extensive knowledge of Cape Breton will serve the public very well."

"I want to welcome George to our team," said Craig MacLaughlan, CEO and deputy head of the Emergency Management Office. "We have strong links with municipalities in Nova Scotia, and work very closely with them in all facets of emergency preparedness. His experience and passion for public safety are a welcome addition."

The Emergency Management Office, based in Dartmouth, also has regional offices in Kentville, Truro and Lunenburg. Staff work closely with municipal emergency measures co-ordinators and other agencies to ensure that provincial resources are available if, and when, they are required in an emergency.

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The province has a new emergency management planning officer in Cape Breton.

George Muise, a 25-year fire department veteran, will begin his new job on October second.

Mr. Muise will work closely with municipalities to assist with emergency preparedness and response.

The Emergency Management Office also has regional offices in Kentville, Truro and Lunenburg.

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Richard Perry
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