Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District hires for emergency preparedness

Heather Zenner, Charlie Starratt take on new roles

Heather Zenner from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District has been hired as protective services manager. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) will be better prepared for emergencies with a pair of new hires.

In Feburary, Heather Zenner was promoted to the position of Protective Services Manager. The Protective Services Manager is responsible for evaluating, planning and leading the Emergency Preparedness Program in the Alberni Valley, and in the electoral areas of Bamfield and Long Beach. The position also provides leadership support to the Regional Fire Services Manager.

Zenner has worked for the ACRD since 2013, starting as a planner in the Planning and Development Department, then moving to the position of Lands and Resources Coordinator in 2017. in the Environmental Services Department She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, is a Registered Professional Forester and is currently working to complete her Master of Arts in Leadership Degree through Royal Roads University with a focus on Emergency Planning.

READ MORE: Lack of communication deemed a hole in ACRD’s emergency planning

“I am excited to continue serving the residents of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District in the Protective Services Manager role,” she said. “It is my passion to help residents understand the risks that face our communities, and how we can become better prepared to deal with these risks. I look forward to working with and supporting our three volunteer fire departments, and with all of the agencies and volunteers who are a part of the emergency program.”

The ACRD also announced last month that former Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Charlie Starratt has been hired as the Regional Fire Services Manager.

The Regional Fire Services Manager will be the key manager responsible for providing leadership, coordination and organizational management support to the fire chiefs of the Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek and Bamfield Volunteer Fire Departments.

Starratt commenced his role on March 3.



susie.quinn@albernivalleynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional DistrictEmergency Preparedness

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

San Group opens new sawmill in B.C.

It’s the first mill in 15 years to be built on west coast

Drive-in movie coming to Port Alberni

Event limited to 50 vehicles due to COVID-19

City of Port Alberni’s security program open to all residents

Matching grant program offers 50 percent reimbursement for security upgrades

Hundreds of cars participate in second Port Alberni Cruise for Care

Event was a salute to frontline workers at seniors’ care homes

VALLEY SENIORS: A second chance comes with enough memories for two

The Dietrich family makes its mark on Abbeyfield House in Port Alberni

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

An ongoing updated list of Alberni Valley events affected by COVID-19

Has your event been cancelled or postponed? Check here

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Most Read