Emergency Management Agency, Calgary

Under the Disaster Services Act, a municipality is required or authorized to establish committees to declare local emergencies, develop emergency plans and direct emergency response. 
1 Customer Service & Communications
1 Corporate Security
Calgary Board of Education
Calgary Catholic School District
Alberta Environment
Environment Canada
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
1 Infrastructure & Information Services
1 Chief Administrative Officer
Enmax Power Corporation
Alberta Utilities Commission
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board
1 Law Department
1 Calgary Fire Department
1 Community & Neighbourhood Services
1 Water Resources
1 Water Services
1 Roads
1 Information Technology
1 Animal & Bylaw Services
1 Human Resources
1 Fleet Services
1 Public Safety Communications
1 Supply Management
1 Waste & Recycling Services
1 Calgary Police Service
1 Calgary Transit
1 Development & Building Approvals

1 year
Term Expiry Month:
As required
Day:  . TBA
Time:  TBA
Location:  To Be Announced
Eligibility Information:
Member Recruitment Profile
Resource Staff:
Burrell, Fire ChiefBruce (403-287-4255)
Administrative Contact:
Ms. Margie Strand (Admin. Asst. - CEMA / Assistant to the Deputy Chief)
Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)
Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)
Mail Code 47
Calgary AB
Bus: 403-268-8916 Fax: 403-268-8883
E-mail: margie.strand@calgary.ca
Reports To:
Emergency Management Committee

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleFirst ApptExpiry Year
  Ms. Allyson AustinHuman Resources designate2013N/A
  Ms. Tracy BertschAnimal & Bylaw Services designate2013N/A
  Mr. Bruce BurrellCalgary Fire Department designate2005N/A
  Ms. Glenda ColeLaw Department2013N/A
  Mr. Bruce CullenInfrastructure & Information Services2010N/A
  Ms. Jacquie DeitchFleet Services2013N/A
  Mr. Steve DongworthPublic Safety Communications designate2013N/A
  Mr. Jeff FieldingChief Administrative Officer2014N/A
  Mr. Dave GriffithsWaste & Recycling Services2008N/A
  Mr. James HardyCalgary Police Service2012N/A
  Mr. Ryan JestinRoads2008N/A
  Mr. Owen KeyCorporate Security2010N/A
  Mr. Beng KoaySupply Management2009N/A
  Mr. Dan LimacherWater Services2012N/A
  Mr. Doug MorganCalgary Transit2012N/A
   Laura PierrotCustomer Service & Communications designate2013N/A
  Mr. Rob SpackmanWater Resources2013N/A
  Mr. Charles TaylorInformation Technology2010N/A
  Ms. Karen YoungCommunity & Neighbourhood Services designate2012N/A
  Mr. Henry van AkenDevelopment & Building Approvals designate2013N/A

Authority  Description Decision
1. Authorizing Legislation Emergency Management Act, RSA 2000 c. E-6.8 requires municipalities to establish committees to declare local emergencies, develop emergency plans and direct emergency response.
2. 2002 May 27, C2002-48 & Bylaw 25M2002 Establishes Disaster Services Agency, Calgary
3. 2006 October 23, Organizational Meeting Members appointed.
4. 2008 April 14, Bylaw 23M2008 Amends the Bylaw 25M2002: the "Calgary Disaster Services Agency" is renamed "Calgary Emergency Management Agency"
5. 2008 October 20, Organizational Meeting Administration appointed
6. 2010 October 26, Organizational Meeting Members appointed.
7. 2013 October 21, Bylaw 40M2011 coming into force. To discontinue the use of the title "Alderman" in favour of the title "Councillor".