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Posted on: Friday, January 4th, 2013

Emergency Response Management Consulting Ltd. (ERMC) is pleased to announce effective December 31, 2012 that Mr. Shawn Grono has joined the ERMC consulting team.

Shawn recently held the position of Director – Emergency and Disaster Management with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and has now moved into the next stage of his career in the Emergency Management (EM) Field. During his time with AHS and Capital Health, Shawn gained a great deal of knowledge and expertise in Healthcare Emergency Management, while interacting with a wide variety of first responder groups, provincial and municipal governments, NGOs, private sector stakeholders, and research / academic institutions. Using his previous experience as an Emergency Nurse and a Masters of Arts degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, Shawn engaged in many initiatives including; mass casualty planning, consultation with ERCB on Directive 71, emergency response code development, surge capacity planning, business continuity, CBRN systems, Hazard, Risk, & Vulnerability Assessments, critical infrastructure assessments (with ASSIST), IT critical incident planning, EOC development, mass gathering planning, pandemic triage research, and RCMP VIP close protection emergency health plans.

Shawn also had the opportunity to have worked in 5 different EOC’s during the Slave Lake wildfire and lead the restoration of the Slave Lake Hospital after it suffered extensive smoke damage.

His emergency nursing experience includes time in New Zealand, Hawaii, Bermuda, Los Angeles and Yellowknife in the NWT. He also spent extensive time in South America where he worked as a whitewater safety kayaker and expedition leader in Chile and Ecuador.

Today, Shawn spends most of his spare time coaching minor hockey and enjoying family adventures around Stony Plain, Alberta.

ERMC is pleased to have Shawn on our team and offering his experience and expertise to our clients.  You can reach Shawn at 1.800.718.3762 or at sgrono@ermcglobal.com