Evolution of the Brampton Lighthouse Program and why I love my job!
I am the coordinator of the Lighthouse Program at the City of Brampton Emergency Management Office under the direction of Alain Normand. The program I coordinate started off as a series of studies and internship projects, driven by the need for surge-capacity resources revealed to us at a pivotal point in Brampton’s history: the December 2013 Ice Storm.
The York University study of Brampton’s emergency management program published in early 2013 proved to be prophetic. While there were many beneficial initiatives that strengthened the program, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and as the study suggested much work had to be done to build up resources both human and material for the needs of Brampton’s vulnerable sector before, during and after emergencies