CACP - Motorola Award

    Nomination Information

    CACP/Motorola Award for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness:

    The CACP/Motorola Award for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness has been established to recognize a standard of excellence that exemplifies the combined efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical services in preparing their agencies for any subsequent response to natural or man made disasters leading toward the contribution and dedication to the quality of life in our communities

    The 2017 recipients of this award are:

    Emergency Preparedness Program:  The District of Squamish and Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) - Together, they have worked to create a single and unified emergency management partnership fundamental to improving collective resilience across both communities. They have created frameworks for response, while acknowledging and upholding the jurisdictional authority of each government.

    Emergency Response Exercise: Comité aviseur antiterrorisme de Montréal (CAAM) for Exercise 360, a very complex, large-scale, multi-site, and multi-agency anti-terrorism exercise encompassing both operational and strategic levels of decision-making. The objectives of this exercise were comprehensive and wide reaching – emphasising interoperability and communication amongst responding organizations.


    As a result of the devastating attacks on September 11, 2001 on the United States, security measures of not only Americans, but citizens of every country, have been heightened to ensure such an act of violence cannot happen again. The issue of global terrorism and how to fight and prepare for any attacks has led many public safety agencies to develop new policies and procedures to help with the prevention and response efforts.

    In addition to these terrorist attacks, major natural disasters such as the Quebec Ice Storms, Manitoba floods and BC forest fires, have accentuated the need for public safety agencies, as well as the public, to learn from these tragedies and establish the type of programs that can increase survival.

    Objective of Award

    • Bring well deserved recognition to those first responders who perform tirelessly each and every day whether during normal operations or training scenarios.
    • Share best practices among agencies as well as encourage other teams to develop and implement new programs.
    • Recognize the leadership efforts of Canadian public safety personnel in building partnerships, integration and teamwork, and innovative program design and delivery to facilitate effective and efficient emergency management and preparedness.


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