About Us

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Our Approach

We offer a comprehensive consulting service that is tailor-made for you. We help identify gaps and opportunities, provide assistance in times of need, and help implement your strategic plans. That’s how we ensure your success. 


Contact us today to find out how we can support your resiliency and put you on track for success and capability in the future.

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Our Experience

Paul Edmonds has more than two decades experience in the UK emergency management industry including national strategic lead for incident management and flood risk strategy. He has served in various operational and tactical roles including enforcement. Paul has a significant background in consequence management, risk assessment, as well as emergency planning and training. He has commanded multi-agency operations, national and international incidents, and served on a variety of regional and national groups and boards. 


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In 2017, Paul decided to alter his career direction and move to Canada with his family. In British Columbia, he continues to share his passion for helping others. In 2018, Paul directed the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) response and recovery operations during the spring freshet. He also helped lead the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre response to the 2018 wildfires that scorched more than 40,000 hectares in the South Okanagan.    

RDOS 2018 Overview


More recently, Paul has provided peer review, strategic and response planning services for the Regional District Kootenay Boundary and the Boundary Flood Recovery team in Grand Forks, BC.  

Boundary Flood Recovery


Produced comprehensive After Action Reports, and is working on other projects with First Nations, Local Governments, Municipalities and the Provincial Government such as; preparedness, response, risk management, communications, evacuation, and training, among others.  He has also been elected as a director with the BC Association of Emergency Managers. 


Paul is also a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference BC EPIC. 


Red Dragon Consulting is a Provincially Qualified Contractor and works with other qualified professionals to bring you expertise and solutions.


Read more about Paul's background on his LinkedIn profile on the Home Page.

Qualifications

2019 to 2024: Provincially Qualified Contractor for Emergency Management & Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment Facilitation 

  

Strategic Incident Commander: Association of Chief of Police Officers 

On Shore Commander: Her Majesty’s Coastguard

Strategic Government Liaison Officer: Government Agency

Strategic Incident Manager: Government Agency

Tactical Government Liaison Officer: Dyfed Powys Police Force

Tactical Incident Manager: Dyfed Powys Police Force

Operational Incident Manager: Government Agency

Incident Command System 100: Justice Institute British Columbia

Incident Command System 300: Justice Institute British Columbia

BSc Hons Tech University of Surrey UK

 

Member- Steering Committee EPIC

Director- British Columbia Association of Emergency Managers

Chair – Emergency Panning Society Wales – 2-year term UK

Chair – Police Force Risk Assessment (Civil and Counter-Terrorism) two terms – 6 years UK

National Member – Risk Assessment Group (Civil and Counter-Terrorism) – 6 years UK

National Representative for UK Incident Management Policy – 5 years

Lead Resilience Manager National inland spills and maritime events - 10 years

Energy Sector Multi-Agency Preparedness Group - 5 years UK

National Task Force Chair – Special Operations – 1-year term UK

National Member of UK Pipeline Security Group – 4 years UK

Regional Member Chemical Biological Radio-logical Nuclear Explosives Group - 15 years

Regional Member Tactical Coordination Group for all events impacting people, community, infrastructure, economics, and the environment - 15 years


Decorated for Incident Management Service


Comprehensive professional development including but not limited to: BSc Hons Tech; project management; risk assessment; emergency plan and exercise; trainer; incident mitigation measures; legislation and policy delivery; incident management development and architecture: business continuity consequence management; incident sector – civil emergency, flooding, contamination: air, land and water, forestry, industrial, economic, amenity, biodiversity, human and animal health, security sectors, and finance. 

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Why Red Dragon as a name?

Red Dragon or Y Ddraig Goch (in Welsh)

The Welsh Dragon appears on the national flag of Wales. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. I know modern-day "King Arthur" is fictionalized but the inspiration comes from traditional oral stories that were recorded in 12th Century literature in the Mabinogion.  The Mabinogion (Welsh pronunciation: [mabɪˈnɔɡjɔn] are the earliest prose stories of the literature of Britain. The stories were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th–13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. 


The Dragon was used as a proud and ancient battle standard and it seems fitting to be used as the name for my business. 


The Welsh have a rich cultural heritage in working with and respecting the environment around them. These values are incorporated into Red Dragon Consulting.

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I am proud to be Welsh. When we meet, there will always be a sprinkle of some welsh words in our conversations and maybe in my presentations!