Mr. Polsom is an Associate at FireWise Consulting and an experienced Fire Service Professional with a proven track record of engaging key stakeholders to help develop pragmatic solutions that address organizational challenges. Ernie was the Acting Fire Commissioner for the Province of Alberta where he represented the province on several national working groups related to fire protection, prevention, response, and emergency management. He led a fire investigation and inspection program that included First Nations and Metis communities, along with providing support to municipal governments on all aspects of fire protection and service delivery. During his time at the Alberta Emergency Management Agency Ernie was the director of field operations, leading a team of field officers and support personnel in offering a full range of fire, emergency response, and emergency management services. Ernie has held the role of Fire Chief at Leduc Fire Services and the City of Regina, where he oversaw the delivery of fire, rescue, ambulance, and emergency management services as well as actively participated in municipal leadership by sitting on several focused steering and management committees.