Strathcona County is hosting Alberta's first emergency training academy this week.
 
This training will further assist emergency managers and practitioners in preparing, responding and recovering from disasters affecting their community.
 
"This is the first time that we are running this type of academy in Alberta and even possibly within Canada," said Jason Greidanus, assistant chief of emergency management with Strathcona County Emergency Services.
 
The academy offers position-specific courses such as planning, logistics, finance section chief, situation unit chief and resource unit leader.
 
"For the final exercise, were getting everybody into instant management teams and responding to a natural disaster in the Strathcona County area as proof that they can do the skills and demonstrate what they've learned over the week," added Greidanus.
 
Successful trainees will receive an ICS-Canada certificate.
 
More information can be found here.

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