Former Staff Sergeant of the Blackfalds RCMP Ken Morrison is settling in nicely to his newly created positon of Manager of Emergency Management and Protective Services for the Town of Blackfalds.

That means he'll be the man with the plan if Blackfalds ever has a major emergency situation, something Morrison says is an important step as they continue to explode in growth. 

“It’s no secret that the Town of Blackfalds have seen unprecedented growth over the last several years, and I think this is an opportune time to build on that, and build on policies and procedures, and bring forward the plans that are necessary for a community of this size now.”

Morrison says this new positions allows him to continue his work with a lot of the same people he previously worked with, as well as developing new relationships and skills.

“I’ll be working alongside fire and community peace officers, as well as liaising with the RCMP. Developing emergency plans for the Town of Blackfalds, as well as critical incident policies and procedures to ensure that various locations within the town are maintained safe.”

Morrison says as Blackfalds continues to grow at an exceptional rate, they'll begin to face similar problems of larger municipalities, and plans must be made in the event of serious emergencies.

He'll also serve as a community peace officer, enforcing bylaws and responding to calls after retiring from the RCMP about three weeks ago.

More Local News

Lacombe Days committee in need of volunteers

Lacombe Days needs about 20 volunteers if the four-day event is to proceed with the same number of festivities. The organizing committee's Chris Ross says, they're desperate. "Without the volunteers,…

Blackfalds Bike Skills Park Set for Season

First identified as a priority in their Recreation Master Plan, the 12 acre Bike Skills Park in Blackfalds was approved last year, and now they are less than three weeks from their grand opening.…

Blackfalds RCMP Trying to Identify Woman with Injuries

From Blackfalds RCMP: On May 20th, 2018 at approximately 3: 00 am, Blackfalds RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious female at the west side Esso in Gasoline Alley. A witness reported that an…

30 year old killed in off highway crash west of Sundre

Updated with files from the Canadian Press: Members of an Alberta fire department are grieving the loss of one of their own. An off-duty firefighter with the Rocky View Fire Department from Cochrane…

Maskwacis schools to fall under new First Nations authority

The four Maskwacis Cree Nations signed what was called a “landmark” agreement with the federal government on Friday, which would allow them to take control of First Nations education in the…

Ashley Chmelyk Wanted for Charges in Wetaskiwin, Leduc & Fort Sask

From Fort Saskatchewan RCMP: The RCMP are actively trying to locate a male who is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and believed to be actively evading the police. Public assistance is being…

Rimbey RCMP Investigate Break and Enter

From Rimbey RCMP – The RCMP are seeking public assistance in identifying a male following a break-in at the Rimbey Motor Inn. On May 1, 2018 in the morning, an adult male broke into the Motor Inn…

Lacombe Farmer's Market Returns to Michener Park

For some years, the Lacombe Farmer's Market was at Michener Park until it relocated indoors at the Gary Moe Autogroup Sportsplex Arena. This season the event has made a return to Michener Park, and…

Four Charged after Counterfeit Credit Card Search Warrant in Sylvan

From Red Deer RCMP – A man and a woman face a total of 84 criminal charges related to stolen and counterfeit credit cards after a Priority Crimes Task Force investigation that began in early March…

PAMZ Takes Public Input on Where to Place Air Monitoring Station

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) held their annual public concerns meeting last night (May 17th) in Ponoka. According to PAMZ Executive Director Kevin Warren, the meeting was to help… is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide