Randy H. Siemens

Randy H. Siemens

Emergency Management Expert

  • Started career with Alberta Forest Service working out of Rocky Mountain House
  • Joined Edmonton Fire Department and during his career he attended the University of Alberta as well as enlisting in every aspect of training within Edmonton’s emergency services. Left Edmonton after 35yrs of service.
  • In 2008, he took the position of Emergency Services Coordinator in Lamont County to begin building a regional emergency service
  • In May of 2009, Lamont County as well as neighbouring Counties were devastated by several large forest fires. Direction of operations in suppression of these fires was successful under Randy’s leadership.
  • Was seconded by OFC to work as a Deputy Fire Commissioner developing plans for SAR and Fire in the Province

Current Responsibilities

Emergency Management

Years of Experience

35+

Location

Alberta

Qualifications

Courses offered by U of A, Lakeland’s Fire ETC, JIBC, NRCAER and Municipal Affairs. Courses include:

  • Director of Emergency Management
  • Critical stress debriefing
  • Hazardous goods
  • Aircraft fires and rescue
  • ICS 400
  • Rail Association of Canada (RAC) courses
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Confined space rescue
  • Animal rescue
  • Participation in and development of many tabletop and live exercises

Specializations

Municipal Management
Emergency Management

Emergency Management Experience

During his tenure in Lamont County’ he has assisted in:

  • The building of a new fire station
  • Developed new SOG/SOP protocols, fire bylaws and policies
  • Assisting two faltering departments to once again become viable partners
  • The building of a new 4 storey training centre which incorporates both live fire and state of the art simulator trainer
  • The development of online courses and testing for local departments
  • The training centre was developed to include neighbouring communities as well local industries. This has grown to include participation with a college and a career department
  • Rolled out a new incident reporting system (FP2) which will assist station officers

Awards And Recognition

  • Randy was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for exemplary service by the Governor General of Alberta and twice more for years of service (30 and 40 years)
  • He was also awarded the Province of Alberta’s Emergency Services Medal by the Premier of Alberta
  • 2014 the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for fire service
  • Spring 2016, fires devastated over 20sq mi in Lamont County, destroying over 20 structures. This fire was brought under control quickly and managed in large part to better training, communications, and equipment put in place over Chief Siemens’ tenure.
  • Served as Regional Fire Chief and Emergency Services Coordinator until October 2016
  • Randy is now doing speaking engagements and consulting work

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