General News · 9th June 2014
On June 7 and 8, the Cortes Island Emergency Support Services (ESS) hosted the Public Safety Lifeline Leadership course sponsored by Emergency Management British Columbia along with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. This valuable training focused on the knowledge and skills related to local leadership during times of emergency.
Cortes Island is very fortunate to have this course offered here, as this was only one of two offerings in British Columbia this year.
We had representatives from the Cortes ESS Team, Cortes Island Volunteer Fire Department, and the British Columbia Ambulance Service as well as community representatives from Quadra Island, Lantzville, and the Cowichan Valley. The training was held at the Klahoose Multi-Purpose Building. See attached photo.
A potluck supper was held Saturday evening, after which, the Klahoose First Nations Chief James Delorme and Council Member Kevin Peacey were presented with a plaque from the Cortes Island ESS Team, and the Regional District of Strathcona. The plaque acknowledges the valuable and ongoing support of the Klahoose First Nations in the delivery of the Emergency Social Services Program for Cortes Island. See attached photo.
For further information on the ESS Program, please feel free to contact me.
Cortes Island Emergency Services
Klahoose First Nations Recognized for Their Support of the ESS Program