“Leadership in the Fire” November 16, 2017 – Dinner Gala & AGM


Come join ASIS International Ottawa’s Annual General Meeting and Dinner Gala as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and hear our amazing Canadian story that we want to share with you. The story is the behind the scenes look at Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fire Chief Darby Allen and his team. No matter what area of the security profession that you work in, you want to hear the hard-won lessons that you can apply in your field.

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief DARBY ALLEN shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life—the largest evacuation in Canadian history. Now, he offers guidance on how to be a stoic, quick-thinking leader in tough situations. We all face emergencies and crises—Allen shows us how to overcome them.

“Chief Allen has become the human face of efforts to fight the blaze and has connected deeply with many affected by the unfolding disaster.”

— The Globe and Mail

Celebrating a Canadian Story and Canadian Security

This is a Canadian story of a pivotal time. These are situations where security and emergency management professionals, first responders and law enforcement all are working together.  For over 30 years, we have been the voice of corporate security in the National Capital Region. Chapter 140 finds itself in a unique place in Canada and unique in its member composition having public servants, the private sector, and student security representatives from Canada’s capital. Our goal is to be leaders in member education and the place where government, business, and educational institutions turn for security support and information.

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017
LOCATION: The Historic Chateau Laurier
TIME: 5-6 p.m. Reception / Dinner 6 p.m.

Get your tickets early!


• $125 Current ASIS members and their guests
• $135 Non-ASIS members
• Corporate Tables: 8 persons – $1000

*Continous Professional Credits will be provided.

Biography: Darby Allen

Known as the face of the Alberta wildfires—and widely celebrated as a national hero—Darby Allen is an exemplar of selfless courage and level-headedness under pressure. Allen was Regional Fire Chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, an area that encompasses the community of Fort McMurray. In spring 2016, he spearheaded the evacuation of the city’s entire population while the rest of the world watched. Throughout the ensuing weeks of operations, he worked tirelessly with first responders and volunteers, who came from across the nation (and globe) to assist. His updates to the media were not only a means of reliable information but a source of optimism—Allen provided calm reassurance as the lead spokesperson throughout the rescue efforts.

A native of Birmingham, England, where he worked as a firefighter for the Hampshire Fire Brigade, Allen emigrated to Canada in 1990. He began work as a firefighter with the Calgary Fire Department in 1992, moving up in rank from Training Officer to Assistant Deputy Chief of Operations, before moving on to Fort McMurray Fire Service in 2009, where he became Regional Fire Chief in 2013.

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