Provincial and territorial liaisons

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Alberta

Laura Stewart, BA

Position: FireSmart Specialist
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Email: laura.a.stewart@gov.ab.ca
Phone: 587-985-2095
Office: 780-644-8780

Laura Stewart has worked with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry for the last five years as a FireSmart Specialist. Prior to joining the Alberta team, Laura spent four years with a municipal fire department as the Neighbourhood Safety Education Coordinator. In this role, Laura was responsible for coordinating all home fire safety, emergency preparedness, and injury prevention programming. In 2012, FireSmart planning and education were added to Laura’s portfolio and she led a neighbourhood FireSmart program.

Laura oversees the FireSmart Neighbourhoods program for the province and is eager to partner with Alberta neighbourhoods and work towards receiving FireSmart Neighbourhood Recognition!

Learn more at firesmartalberta.ca

British Columbia

Amanda Reynolds

Organization: BC Wildfire Service
Email: Amanda.reynolds@gov.bc.ca 
Phone: 250-961-4176

Prior to entering into the BC Wildfire Service, I was a high school teacher in Vancouver, BC. My partner and I relocated to Prince George 4 years ago, which was when I applied to the BCWS. Initially hired as a dispatcher, I transitioned into the role of Communication Specialist for the Prince George Fire Zone. I’ve had 3 wild seasons in the Communication role, which has taught me a significant amount in terms of operations, logistics, communication and integration with stakeholders. Last Fall I was invited to the FireSmart conference in Fort McMurray, which was an incredible opportunity and my first big exposure to the world of prevention and FireSmart. Through these experiences and exposures, I’ve realized my passion is public education, prevention of wildfire and building resilient neighbourhoods. I am very excited to be in this role, as it ties in with what I am most passionate about: education and prevention.

Learn more at firesmartbc.ca

Manitoba

Jeff Erwin

Position: Wildland Urban Interface Specialist
Organization: Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Email: jeff.erwin@gov.mb.ca 
Phone: 204-391-1063

Jeff brings a wide variety of experience from training Wildland and Urban Interface Firefighting to Structural Firefighters to working with neighbourhoods on how to implement FireSmart. Jeff is looking forward to working with your neighbourhood in the future.

New Brunswick

Roger Collet

Email: Roger.Collet@gnb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Stephanie Pinksen

Email: StephaniePinksen@gov.nl.ca

Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia

Kara McCurdy

Position: Fire Prevention Officer
Organization: Department of Natural Resources
Email: kara.mccurdy@novascotia.ca
Phone: (902)758-5009

Based out of Shubenacadie Nova Scotia, Kara has always had a passion for firefighting both as a wildland firefighter and as a volunteer firefighter. As the fire prevention officer her goal is to make neighbourhood members more aware of the dangers of wildland and urban interface and what all stakeholders can do to minimize the impact of such disasters.

Learn more about FireSmart Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Currently, there are no neighbourhoods in Nunavut participating in the FireSmart Neighbourhood Recognition Program.

Ontario

Jaime Seeley

Position: Fire Advisor
Organization: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Email: jaime.seeley@ontario.ca
Phone: 807-937-7341

Jaime brings years of experience in wildland urban interface firefighting and actively contributes to assisting communities with the development of their FireSmart plans. He’s also a structural firefighter and takes great pride in building strong partnerships. He is excited to help promote the FireSmart program within Ontario.

Prince Edward Island

Mike Montigny

Email: mmontigny@gov.pe.ca
Phone: 902-368-4709

Quebec

Stephane Caron

Email: stcaron@sopfeu.qc.ca
Phone: 418 871-3341 # 5484

Saskatchewan

Camille Harris

Position: Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Specialist
Organization: Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA)
Email: Camille.Harris@gov.sk.ca
Phone: 306-953-3543

Yukon

Dawn Hansen

Position: FireSmart and Fuels Management Specialist
Organization: Government of Yukon Wildland Fire Management
Email: Dawn.Hansen@yukon.ca
Phone: 867-332-8657