CSO / OFA 2 Program Free to Veterans and Reservists


In November 2015, we will be providing the opportunity for Military Veterans and Reservists to partake in the Construction Safety Officer, two week, full time training program. This will be followed by a one week Occupational First Aid Level 2 course. This is a joint venture between ER Plus Risk Management Group Inc. and Ronin Safety and Rescue Inc. The programs will be conducted in Richmond, British Columbia with a maximum of 15 students. Our goal is to offer this course at no cost to the veterans and reservists.

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GRIMP 2015


Metro Vancouver Grimp Team

News Release

June 3, 2015 09:00

Metro Vancouver Fire GRIMP Team on Podium With World’s Best

NAMUR, BELGIUM – The Metro Vancouver Fire GRIMP (GRIMP is French for Groupe de reconnaissance et d’intervention en milieu périlleux) Team placed fifth in this years GRIMP Day Competition held in Namur, Belgium.

The team conducted nine technical rope rescue scenarios over two days in both mountain and urban terrain. The scenarios included rope high lines, 300’ lowers, a horse rescue and slack line rescues. Metro Vancouver Fire competed against some of the best rescue teams in world at the event, and is the only Canadian and North American Team to compete in GRIMP Day.

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Ronin receives national award for support to reservists


News Release

Safety company receives national award for support to reservists

May 29, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Department of National Defence

OTTAWA – Ronin Safety and Rescue Inc. was recognized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) for their support to Canada’s military reserve on Thursday, May 28 in Ottawa. The organization, which provides specialized safety and rescue services, safety training and consulting, received the award for Most Supportive Employer in Manitoba during the Eleventh Biennial National Employer Support Awards ceremony at the Canadian War Museum. The national award ceremony honoured government, business and educational institutions from across the country for their support to the Primary Reserves

“My employer prefers to hire Reservists as they recognize the quality training, discipline and work ethic that we have, ” said Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Sean Moran, Regional Manager with Ronin Safety and Rescue Inc. and also a member of 38 Service Battalion in Winnipeg.

LCol Moran served in the regular force for over 20 years before transferring to the reserves in 2009. His service record includes deployments to Croatia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. He recently took command of the Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Group a reserve organizational grouping consisting of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.

“My employer continues to give me time off to meet my reserve commitments and is fully aware of the demands. My employer also subsidizes my pay while I am on reserve training so that I am not at a financial disadvantage. “

Mr. Jason Hindson, Senior Safety Consultant within Ronin Safety and Rescue, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, and members of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council were among the 150 guests in attendance at the event. Mr. Rex Murphy, renowned journalist, commentator and author, was the special guest speaker for the gala, held amidst the historic military collection of the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery.

 

Quick Facts

  • A sustainable Reserve Force, trained and equipped to meet the operational needs and challenges of the Canadian Armed Forces, is critical to operational success. Reservists are essential to Canada’s security, and the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to successfully execute international and domestic operations.
  • Reservists have the unique challenge of balancing the demands of civilian careers with military duty. Employer and educator support is vital to ensure reservists achieve and maintain that balance. By supporting reservists with military leave for training and operations, employers and educators of reservists are making a strategic investment in their employees, their community, and the security of Canada.
  • The Canadian Forces Liaison Council is made up of business leaders and educators from across Canada who volunteer their time actively engaging employers and educators of reservists, highlighting the benefits of military service and experience to the civilian workplace and encouraging them to actively support their reservist-employees.

 

Quotes

“This event is our opportunity to formally thank and celebrate organizations that actively support Canada’s Reserve Force. The commitment of employers and educators of reservists in supporting the service of their reservist-employees is vital to the operational capability of the Canadian Armed Forces.”

– The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

“Reservists are essential to Canada’s defence and security. We are immensely thankful for the tremendous support of the employers and educators of reservists who were honoured this evening. As a result of their efforts, the efforts of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and the support of advocates across the country, the importance of reserve service to Canada’s defence and security is widely understood and well-recognized”.

– Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

 

Photos and captions

Reservist Support Award

SU12-2015-0556-018- (left to right)- Brigadier General Kelly Woiden, Chief of Staff Army Reserve, Mr. Edward Meijer, Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Chair (Manitoba), Mr. Jason Hindson, Senior Safety Consultant Ronin Safety and Rescue Inc., Lieutenant Colonel Sean Moran, 38 Service Battalion, at the Eleventh Biennial National Employer Support Awards ceremony May 28, 2015 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Ronin Safety and Rescue Inc. award for Most Supportive Employer in Manitoba for their support to Canada’s military reserve.

 

Associated Links

Canadian Forces Liaison Council

 

 

Media Contact

Captain Ryan Barber

Director General Reserves and Cadets

Office: 613-992-1387

Mobile: 613-415-1098

E-mail: Ryan.Barber2@forces.gc.ca