Trent R. West

Trent R. West

Public Safety - Regional Collaboration Consultant

Trent has over 25 years of Emergency Management and Public Safety experience and expertise in the Province of Alberta. Provincially as the Executive Director, Fire Commissioner and Acting Managing Director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and Municipally as Director of Emergency Management and Fire Chief of urban and rural municipalities throughout the province. This experience, supplemented with 12 years of emergency planning, safety operations and training in municipal risk planning for industry makes Trent an asset and resource on any project.

Current Responsibilities

Emergency Management
Municipal Management

Years of Experience





F/P/T – SOREM and CCEMO working groups January 2011

Council of Canadian Fire Marshalls and Fire Commissioners December 2008

Alberta Fire Chief’s Association 1999 – Board of Directors 6 years

Alberta Recreation and Park’s Association 1990 to 2000 – Provincial Board Member – Parks and Open space Provincial Chair

Alberta Public Works Association 1995 to 2000 – Provincial Parks Chairperson

Canadian Public Works Association 1995 to 2000 – Chairperson & Faculty Council Representative


Public Safety Systems
Emergency Management
Collaboration Strategies

Project and Work Experience

  • Advised and trained federal, provincial, territorial, first nations and municipal government officials, industry associations, municipalities and their fire departments, oil and gas plant employee’s regarding;
    • planning, training, injury and loss prevention & protection, investigation, equipment & facilities acquisition and maintenance, codes & standards, policy & procedures, governance, risk assessment, liability protection, occupational health & safety requirements and ongoing emergency and non-emergency operations.
  • As Incident Commander, Technical Advisor, Operations Section Chief;
    • Conduct post incident analysis and critiques. These have included major floods, multiple vehicle, multiple casualty vehicle accidents, Hazmat / Dangerous Goods collisions, major structural and industrial fires in addition to multi-municipality / multi-jurisdictional wildland fires.
    • As Director of Emergency Management at local states of emergency
    • As Acting Managing Director of AEMA
  • Strong planning and implementation skills displayed working with regional federal, provincial and municipal elected officials and staff since 1989 to improve regional and inter-agency response communications day to day and at large-scale emergency incidents.
  • Member of Federal / Provincial / Territorial committees and working groups of Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management and national Co-Chair of Aboriginal Relations and Interoperability working groups as the Provincial/Territorial representative.
  • President of the Council of Canadian Fire Marshalls and Fire Commissioners
  • Chair of the Deputy Minister Cross-Ministry working group and author of the Highway 63 report and recommendations to Government.
  • Recipient of the Deputy Ministers Recognition Award for Collaboration and Partnerships – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Recipient of the Queens Exemplary Service Medal, Queens Diamond Jubilee (by the Governor Generals Office) and the Alberta Emergency Services Medal