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GTA Emergency Management Consultants Inc. (GTA-EMCI) was established in 2013. It consists of emergency management specialists, with over 100 years of experience.

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Bill Neadles  | CEM -Certified Emergency Manager

Bill Neadles is a highly esteemed and accomplished emergency management professional with an impressive track record spanning over 40 years in the fields of public safety, security, and emergency management. Bill’s expertise, extensive experience, and remarkable leadership skills have solidified his standing as one of Canada’s foremost experts in emergency management. A Level 4 provincially accredited IMS trainer who also currently teaches with the Emergency Management staff at George Brown College, Bill also has completed the 3 levels for the Emergency Exercise Design Course at George Brown College.

His career commenced with the Toronto Police Service (TPS), where he ascended through various ranks, ultimately attaining the distinguished position of Superintendent within the Emergency Management & Public Order Unit. 

In his role as Unit Commander, Bill provided visionary leadership in overseeing the Toronto Police Service’s emergency management program, critical infrastructure protection, search management, and the planning of special and major events. He adeptly commanded multiple specialized teams, including the Public Order Unit (POU), the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team (HUSAR), and the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) unit, Level 3 (highest level) Missing Person Searches. 

Bill’s recognition is substantiated by his pivotal contributions to the planning, training, execution of exercises, and numerous operational responses, wherein he served as Incident Commander. Bill assumed pivotal Command Staff positions during several significant events, such as the 2008 Sunrise Propane Explosion, the 2009 Tamil demonstrations, the 2012 Elliot Lake Mall Collapse, and the 2013 Ice Storm and Floods. He also played a pivotal role as Specialized Operations Chief during the 2010 G8/G20 Summit and the lead planner and Operations Section Chief for TPS for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games. 

Furthermore, Bill is an original member of the Provincial Incident Management System (IMS) Steering Committee, where his advocacy for the use of the Incident Management System has been instrumental. He successfully spearheaded the implementation of IMS within one of Canada’s largest police forces, establishing himself as a trailblazer in the field. Bill is currently dedicated to aligning municipal, provincial, and federal programs to enhance emergency management capabilities. 

Throughout his illustrious career, Bill has represented the Toronto Police Service on numerous municipal, provincial, and federal committees. He also notably served as the Toronto Emergency Management Symposium co-chair and lead for the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security (TAPPS) program. His commitment to excellence in emergency management is exemplified by his certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers. 

Bill’s exceptional contributions to public safety and emergency management have been honoured with the prestigious Governor General Exemplary Service Medal, adorned with two Bars, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. His enduring dedication to safeguarding communities and enhancing emergency preparedness continues to leave an indelible mark on the field of emergency management. 

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Peter Rotolo 

Peter Rotolo has recently concluded an illustrious 47-year career as a Commander with Toronto Paramedic Services Since 1985, Peter has been a staunch advocate for the Incident Management System (IMS) and played a pivotal role as a member of the original provincial committee in developing the Incident Management System in Ontario. Peter’s legacy is marked by his role as the Incident Commander for a series of major events, including the Air France crash, Sunrise Propane Explosion, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway crash, Danzig St. mass shooting, Yonge St. Van Attack, and Danforth Mass shooting, among others.

Throughout his distinguished journey, he undertook a multitude of responsibilities, showcasing his exceptional leadership and expertise in overseeing emergency medical response operations, training, and emergency management. On numerous occasions, he stepped into the role of Acting Deputy Chief of Operations for Toronto Paramedic Services, demonstrating his adaptability and commitment to the organization. 

His leadership extended beyond the local scale, as he served as the lead for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in planning and developing emergency medical responses for high-profile gatherings such as the G8/20 Summit, Papal visit, Santa Claus Parade, and Molson Indy.

Peter’s impact on pre-hospital care has been transformative, characterized by the introduction of innovative programs like Special Operations Teams and collaboration with allied service partners in the Public Safety Unit (PSU), the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Team, Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) team, Paramedic Bicycle and Marine Unit, and Paramedic Tactical Unit. 

His wealth of knowledge and experience has made him a sought-after conference speaker, providing expert insights into response and mitigation strategies for major events, including the London, England Subway bombing, Yonge Street Van Attack, and Danforth Shooting. 

Throughout his remarkable career, Peter has garnered numerous awards and commendations from various Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Leaders and organizations. His dedication to service has earned him accolades such as the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal. 

Furthermore, Peter is a published contributing author in the 2nd and 3rd editions of the Canadian edition of “Emergency Care in Streets,” a paramedic textbook. He actively contributes to the St. John Ambulance Community Service Committee and serves as an advisor to the Centennial College Paramedic Program, continuing to share his expertise and shape the future of emergency care and management. 

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Candy Lipton

Candy is a distinguished healthcare executive with an unparalleled 40-year operational tenure spanning the entire spectrum of the healthcare landscape. Her experience encompasses pivotal roles in diverse sectors, including the public sector (Toronto Public Health), the private and for-profit sector (Long Term Care), national not-for-profit organizations (Canadian Blood Services and Diabetes Canada), and hospitals.

Candy’s journey through the healthcare realm has provided her with invaluable real-life insights into emergency management. She navigated through organizations that were ill-prepared for incidents, turning these experiences into catalysts for change. She championed the adoption of the Incident Management System (IMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) and the development of effective and efficient emergency management plans. Her adeptness at demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) for implementing comprehensive emergency management plans has positively impacted numerous organizations.

Her skill set is a rich tapestry that includes a strong foundation in business acumen, robust financial management capabilities, the application of operational emergency management principles, and a track record of successfully restructuring and evaluating programs, policies, and procedures. Candy is not only highly proficient in managing change but also excels in navigating group dynamics, fostering team cohesion, and collaborating within multidisciplinary teams. Her unwavering commitment to strategic transformation, collaborative endeavours, and driving change for the betterment of her clients distinguishes her leadership.

Candy’s dedication extends beyond her professional pursuits as she has contributed her expertise to various boards, including a condominium board, North York Probus Governance Committee, Federated Health, St. John Ambulance Board, St. John Ambulance Marketing Committee, and Centennial College Cabinet.

A passionate and visionary leader, Candy holds a Master’s in Leadership (MA) from Royal Roads University and is a Registered Nurse (BScN, RN) educated at the University of Toronto. Her commitment to excellence is further underscored by her certifications in Incident Management System (IMS) Levels 100, 200, and 300, as well as her Canadian Health Executive (CHE) certificate from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

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