Recreation Emergency Management: A Lead Up to FORUM
Recreation facility professionals play a vital role in their local communities by ensuring the infrastructure under their care and control are managed to ensure a safe environment for both patrons and staff. However, over the past many years, these facility operations experts’ knowledge and skills in safety awareness are being tasked to a new level of comprehension and application given increasingly alarming instances of varied emergencies impacting communities and the recreation facilities within them.
The variety of recreation facility designs combined with aging infrastructure and attacks in public spaces are all raising the risk of recreation emergency events. This session will provide an overview on the four functions of emergency management within the context of the recreation facilities sector.
Presenter: Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT, Technical Director, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.