Keith Meldrum, AScT, RTMgr, has over 15 years of local government public safety administration and operations experience. He brings extensive experience in Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management Systems, human resources and technology management, and management of large centralized dispatch and communications systems to Pomax projects.
Most recently, Keith was the Chief Communications Officer for the Prince George Fire Rescue Service. As part of the senior management team, he was responsible for the management and operation of the centralized fire dispatch centre as well as radio, data, and technology systems for the fire department. The Prince George fire dispatch centre is the largest in western Canada in terms of agencies served and geographical service area, providing service to 82 fire and rescue agencies throughout 300,000 km. He has extensive experience in fire service operations including Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) management and has played critical roles in EOC activations on a number of occasions including the 2006/2007 Nechako River Ice Jam which was the longest declared state of local emergency in the history of the Province of British Columbia lasting more than 60 days. Keith also has experience in local government administration as the Manager of Public Safety for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George where he was responsible for the administration of 9-1-1 call answer and fire dispatch services as well as the management of 13 fire departments.
Under Keith’s management, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George’s 9-1-1 call answer and fire dispatch organization grew from providing service to 21 regional departments to the current 82 agencies served. Keith was responsible for developing the business plan and financial model allowing for the successful expansion of service while enhancing service delivery to all partner agencies.
Keith is an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) in engineering technology, a Registered Technology Manager (RTMgr), and a member of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. He is certified to the Incident Command System 300 level and is completing a Bachelor of Technology degree.