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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Establishment of Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission approved by province


Toni Lucas - During the last regular meeting of council for the Town of Pincher Creek, council received correspondence from Alberta Municipal Affairs date regarding the establishment of the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission (Order in Council 501/2014 and Ministerial Order No. MSL:006/15) as information.

The opening letter from Minister Diana McQueen  reads in part:
"I am pleased to provide you with the attached  Order in Council 501/2014 and Ministerial Order No. MSL:006/15. 
The Order in Council establishes the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission. The Ministerial Order authorizes the commission to provide emergency medical (ambulance) services across Alberta and into British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as required, in accordance with the commission's contract with Alberta Health Services. The Ministerial Order also authorizes the commission to provide mutual aid with respect to fire and rescue services on behalf of each member  municipality of the commission once each municipality delegates this responsibility to the commission. 
Please note that this authorization to provide emergency medical services is valid as long as the commission has a contract with Alberta Health  Services. 
I wish the commission all the best in its future  endeavours." 

The regulation of the commission covers the establishment, members, services, operating deficits, property, profit and surpluses, and approval of Pincher Creek Emergency Services.

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