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What can we Learn from the Fort McMurray Wildfire Report

Posted by Paul Calderwood on July 3, 2017

During the early part of May 2016, there was a very serious wildfire that broke out in the area of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. I have just read through the KPMG Fort McMurray Wildfire Report. KPMG was hired to do an after-action review of the entire event, make recommendations, and find lessons learned from this massive fire event. For the purposes of this article, I am going to look at the issues that were faced by the fire official from the communications aspects of the fire.

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Topics: emergency management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Two-way radio network, Fire response, Radio communications system, ICS system

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