Emergency Response Consultants Corp.
Tel: (250) 960-0310
Fax: (250) 564-2910
mike@emergencyresponse.bc.ca

Postal Address:
Box 2345
Prince George, BC
V2N 2J8

Location:
7790 McBride Timber Rd. North
Prince George
V2N 6K2

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About Mike Waite

MICHAEL J. WAITE

Received first fire fighter, emergency response training in 1962 - 63 as a member of the Canadian Navy.

Active in the fire service in B.C. since 1969

  • 1969
    • Founding member of the Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Department
    • Served as Chief from 1972 - 1977
  • 1971
    • Completed B.C. Fire Marshal's course in Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
    • August 16 - Oct. 1 1971
  • 1972
    • Received B.C. / WorkSafeBC Industrial First Aid Certification
    • Hired by Northwood Pulp & Timber; Sawmill div.
  • 1975
    • Transfer to Northwood Pulp Mill Div. as a Protection Officer.
    • Responsibilities included: Fire Protection & First Aid
  • 1978
    • Assumed position of Fire Security Chief of the Pulp Mill operation.
    • Responsibilities included:
      • Supervision of full time Protection Officer staff.
      • Supervision of 40 member volunteer, in plant, emergency response personnel.
      • Care and maintenance of plant protection systems, equipment and emergency vehicles.
      • All dealings with insurance underwriters personnel.
    • During period served as Fire Chief of the Northwood Pulp Mill Operation, a major construction project was undertaken.
    • Responsibilities during that time included:
      • Fire Protection for the construction site and camp
      • Consultation for new plant protection systems
      • Specifying and purchasing new plant emergency equipment, including new apparatus
      • Dealing with WorkSafeBC on safety issues
  • 1981
    • Assumed responsibilities in the expanded Northwood Pulp Mill of training the emergency response personnel, along with the care and maintenance of emergency equipment.
  • 1982
    • Completed S.C.B.A. (Scott) field maintenance course.
  • 1983
    • Founding member of the Beaverly Fire / Rescue Department
    • Fire Chief of this department since inception
    • Received B.C. / WorkSafeBC Industrial First Aid Instructors certificate
  • 1984
    • Resigned from Northwood Pulp and Timber and incorporated
    • Formed EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONSULTANTS Corp.
    • Principal Activities included:
      • Consulting to industry on the formation and training of in plant emergency organizations.
      • Safety & Emergency Preparedness Audits.
  • 1987
    • Received recognition and certification of equivalency from B.C. Fire Academy for Volunteer Fire Fighter Certificate Program
  • 1989
    • Successfully completed B.C. Fire Commissioners course for local assistant to the Fire Commissioner.
    • Appointed local assistant for Beaverly Fire Protection area.
  • 1992
    • Formed partnership and opened THE SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY - Industrial First Aid and related safety training programs
  • 1994
    • Consultant to the University of Northern B.C. conducting Fire Protection and Safety Surveys. Responsible for WorkSafeBC liaison.
    • Justice Institute of B.C. field trainer certified.
  • 2001
  • 2004
    • Retired as Fire Chief of Beaverly Fire Rescue after 35 years of active emergency service.

COURSES COMPLETED

  • N.F.P.A. Instructors course for hazardous Materials Emergency Handling
  • Propane gas cylinder inspection
  • Heavy Rescue Instructor Course, Massachusetts Civil Defense
  • Training Academy

COURSE CERTIFICATES

  • Heavy Rescue
  • Auto Extrication
  • Radiological Monitoring

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONTRACTS


  • 1993
    • CRUZ VERDE - Monterey Mexico
  • 1994-95
    • INDORAYON PULP MILLS - Sumatra Indonesia

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

  • Managed two volunteer fire departments, and one industrial department
  • Owner/ Consultant EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONSULTANTS Corp.
  • Owner / Manager AJ SAFETY CENTRE Ltd.
  • Managing Partner THE SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY
  • Attended courses in management and human relations conducted by;
  • Advanced Management and Human Relations Ltd.
  • Center for Applied Management

ASSOCIATED MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Active member of the B.C. Fire Chiefs Association.
  • Past Director on Association executive
  • Founding member, past chairman, Central Interior Fire Chiefs Association
  • Member of the Canadian Fire Chiefs Association