News releases from Emergency Management Office (Page 21)

911 and Volunteer Fire Services on the Same Page

Emergency Management Office

More than 270 volunteer fire departments and brigades throughout the province will soon be equipped with additional resources.

GPS to Enhance Municipal Planning and Public Safety

Emergency Management Office / Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Municipalities across the province will soon be able to provide more accurate civic address information, which will enhance Nova Scotia's 9-1-1 emergency service.

Emergency Call-takers, Dispatchers Honoured

Emergency Management Office

Nova Scotia's Emergency Management Office, is honouring 911 call-takers and emergency dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week, April 8-14.

Minister Praises Ground Search and Rescue

Emergency Management Office

Emergency Management Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson today, March 27, thanked ground search and rescue volunteers for their role in finding a missing boy in the woods of Moser River last night.

EMO Releases 2007-08 Training Calendar

Emergency Management Office

Organizations across Nova Scotia will have access to more than 20 emergency management courses over the next year.

Dal Students Visit EMO

Emergency Management Office

Dalhousie University students from Canada and other countries who are studying disaster relief and its connection to sustainable development met this week with officials from the Emergency Management Office.

N.S. Ground Search and Rescue Wins National Funding

Emergency Management Office

Volunteer ground search and rescue members in Nova Scotia will benefit from a three-year, $348,000 federal-funding package that will take search management into the digital era.

Acadia University to Host EMO Training

Emergency Management Office

Acadia University and the Town of Wolfville will soon be better prepared to respond to an emergency.

911 Agreements Promote Public Safety

Emergency Management Office

Four organizations will sign agreements with the province today, Feb. 14, to continue vital 911 communications centre services across Nova Scotia.

Reminder to Stock Emergency Supplies

Emergency Management Office

Serious weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 26, in Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough counties is a reminder to have emergency supplies in homes and vehicles.

N.S. Calls for National Public Alert System

Emergency Management Office

Nova Scotia's Minister of Emergency Management joined her provincial colleagues this week in calling for quicker action on a national public alert system.

Consumer Caution Urged with Internet Phone Services

Emergency Management Office

Consumers thinking about buying an Internet-based telephone service should be aware they may not be guaranteed the emergency protection offered by traditional 9-1-1 service.

Public Benefits From Joint Emergency Management

Emergency Management Office

With Nova Scotia moving from hurricane season to winter storm season, Municipal administrators in Nova Scotia continue to work closely with the Emergency Management Office (EMO) to discuss issues that are important to residents in their communities.

New Digital Mapping Supports Public Safety

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014) / Emergency Management Office

Emergency service workers will have an easier time finding local addresses during emergencies thanks to a new software program being rolled out this fall in 911 call centres.

Nova Scotia's 9-1-1 School Kits a Hit in Ontario

Emergency Management Office

The Brant County Health Unit in Ontario is using a Nova Scotia-designed student/teacher kit to promote the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency phone system.

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Emergency Management Office

With peak hurricane season upon us, the provincial Emergency Management Office (EMO) is reminding Nova Scotians of the importance of being prepared.

Preparing for Weather-Related Emergencies

Emergency Management Office

As remnants of tropical storm Beryl approach Nova Scotia, the provincial Emergency Management Office (EMO) is reminding people of the importance of taking steps to prepare for weather-related emergencies. It is also important to realize that tropical storms can be very unpredictable.

911 Telephone Service Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

Emergency Management Office

As Nova Scotia's 911 emergency telephone service enters its 10th year of operation, plans are in the works to upgrade call-taking equipment with an entirely new operating system.

Children's 911 DVD Launched

Emergency Management Office

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13), Nova Scotia's Emergency Management Office (EMO) has launched a new children's 911 DVD.

Emergency Preparedness Week, May 7-13

Emergency Management Office

Floods, forest fires, hurricanes and blizzards -- just some of the risks we face in Nova Scotia. Are you prepared to cope on your own for the first 72 hours while first responders help those in desperate need?