Doug Harrison is the president of Georgian Emergency Management & Associates Inc. (GEMA), a consulting company specializing in risk-based comprehensive emergency management programs for both the public and private sectors. He served as Deputy Chief, Emergency Management Ontario for ten years and was primarily responsible during this period for emergency management program development and implementation. Mr. Harrison retired as Acting Chief, Emergency Management Ontario in 2005.
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Existing Emergency Standards were far from being complete.
A relatively new profession, many Emergency Management practitioners remain bound by the process of preparedness and response retarding growth of the profession and leading to programs that are less-suited to our rapidly changing environment.