Motorola Excellence In Emergency Preparedness Award
FIRE CHIEFS' ASSOCIATION OF BC
#9 – 715 Barrera Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3C9
TWO BC COMMUNITIES RECEIVE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2011 – Two BC communities were recognized today at the annual Canadian
Association of Fire Chiefs' Conference in Calgary for the development of a unique joint
emergency program featuring a comprehensive evacuation plan shared by both communities.
Fire Chiefs' Don Jolley of Pitt Meadows and Peter Grootendorst of Maple Ridge were on hand
for the presentation of the 2011 Canadian Association of Chiefs' of Police (CACP)/Motorola®
Excellence in Emergency Preparedness Award.
Fire Chief's Association of BC (FCABC) President Len Garis offered his congratulations to the
communities. “This is just another example of the leadership that the fire service brings to public
safety and emergency management not only in BC but across Canada.”
The CACP/Motorola® Excellence in Emergency Preparedness Award was launched in 2009 and
is a prime example of the success of public and private sector partnerships in advancing the goals
of emergency preparedness.