The Town of Blackfalds has announced the hiring of a new Emergency Management and Protective Services Manager.
Ken Morrison retired from the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment earlier this year and is now putting his experience to use in this new role.
Officials say it’s a newly created position with responsibilities that include oversight for Blackfalds Enforcement Services, which entails the Blackfalds Peace Officer Program and RCMP Administration, as well as Protective Services which includes Blackfalds Fire Service, the Blackfalds Emergency Management program and the community’s Occupational Health and Safety program.
Blackfalds Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson says the position was created in order to centralize the responsibilities of managing Emergency and Protective Services for the town, adding Morrison was the best fit for the job due to his many years of experience, knowledge of the community and working relationships with those currently in those service areas.
“This level of management and oversight for these critical functional areas was needed in our organizational structure and will result in increased efficiencies and focus on these very important areas of operation.”
“I am looking forward to working with Blackfalds Fire Department, Community Peace Officers, the County, the Town and the RCMP,” says Morrison. “These very experienced and dedicated professionals work together daily to ensure the Town of Blackfalds is safe and prepared in the event of an emergency.”
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