Tom Watts

Director Emergency Disaster Management
Alberta Health Services

    Tom is the Director, Calgary Zone, Emergency Disaster Management and has been with Alberta Health Services for the last thirteen years of his career, and was involved in 2010 Slave Lake and 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires along with the 2013 southern Alberta floods. For the past two years he has been heavily involved in Alberta’s COVID response working in the provincial AHS emergency coordination centre and the Calgary Zone emergency operations centre’s planning section. He is also a member of Canada Task Force 2’s incident management team. Currently Tom volunteer’s as a member of the Alberta Region and Health Rep, for the Canada Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

    He has close to three decades of leadership experience with emergency services. Tom’s emergency management experience has been his involvement in Emergency Services both Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Tom was the first Director and Deputy Fire Marshal for the newest Territory of Nunavut and their Emergency Management Department. In this role, Tom looked after all 28 communities within the territory for fire, ambulance, search and rescue and any other emergency that may have befallen onto any of the communities.