Training, Exercises, Planning,

Standards Compliance,

After Action Reviews

ESMARTCanada staff are subject matter experts drawn from emergency management and response organizations. They are selected based on their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience combined with their demonstrated capability and capacity to assist clients with implementation of comprehensive and integrated emergency management and response strategies.



ESMARTCanada is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of emergency management and response training courses. 

We are certified course providers and trainers by ICS-Canada and Emergency Management Ontario.

The training courses have been selected or developed to ensure that your emergency management and response program’s personnel have enhanced and in-depth knowledge to mitigate, respond to, manage and recovery from situations regardless of the hazard and their impacts and consequences.

Course Catalog

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ESMARTCanada Exercise Plans and Designs are based on the U.S. F.E.M.A, Emergency Management Institute's Master Exercise Practitioner Program.  The Master Exercise Practitioner series is designed for experienced individuals with significant responsibility for progressive, all-hazard exercise programs consistent with the principles in the HSEEP doctrine.  Jim Montgomery has been trained by FEMA and Public Safety Canada on the MEPProgram.

ESMARTCanada Exercise Planners and Designers have also received training with Emergency Management Ontario's Exercise Program: Introduction and Exercise Program Management Courses.

Jim Montgomery, Owner

Emergency Management Programs

Extensive experience in private and public emergency management and response programs from development through to implementation, while meeting time sensitive and budget requirements.

Creation and management an integrated and comprehensive program that meets the requirements and mandates of the clients, including their stakeholders and partners

Experience at the tactical, operational and strategic levels in monitoring, updating, adjusting and reporting project schedules to reflect changing program conditions and priorities.

Emergency Management Program Administration

Managed administrative aspects of emergency management programs including: development and creation, records management, as well as managing the day- to-day project aspects of the project.

Considerable experience writing executive and administrative correspondence to management, clients, and their stakeholders and partners.

Ability to develop, implement and conduct financial budgeting analysis and tracking.

Operational Performance Management

Led development, implementation and management of a standards matrix to ensure that emergency management standards were met or exceeded.

Assisted with development of a process for the tracking of resolution for; “issues management” prior to and during an emergency.

Utilized Project Management Institute® principles and practices to develop, manage and implement emergency management programs and practices.

Emergency Management Program Audits

Extensive experience in management and response program assessments and audits, utilizing international, national, and provincially based legislated and compliance standards.

Emergency Management Partnership Programs

Developed and implemented private and public emergency management and response programs to enhance resiliency while meeting the requirements and mandates of the clients, including private, non-governmental agencies and public stakeholders.

Comprehensive experience in monitoring, updating, and adjusting partnerships to reflect changing conditions and priorities.

Emergency Management Program Training and Exercising

Management and coordination, as the team leader or team member, for:

• Training and exercise needs assessment,

• Development of core training/exercise standards,

• Development of training courses and exercises,

• Delivering of courses and facilitation of exercises

for a diverse range of clients, both public and private

Jim has presented and instructed internationally and nationally;

Presented at:

• Ontario Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

• Brampton Emergency Management Symposium

• York Region Emergency Management Workshop

• Building a Disaster Resilient Niagara Symposium

• Business Continuity Institute World Conference

• Disaster Recover Information Exchange

• London Emergency Operations Centre 

• Continuity and Emergency Management Conference  

• Top Officials International Exercise (TOPOFF-3)

• INFONEX - Canadian Business Continuity and Emergency Management Conference

Instructed for:

• Canadian Coast Guard

• Canadian Police College

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police

• Ontario Police College

• Ottawa Police Service

• Canadian Emergency Management College

• Incident Command System (ICS)-Canada

• Emergency Management Ontario

A proud member of: