Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) today announced that Neyaskweyahk Wildland Firefighting (NWLF) subsidiary has contracted and retained the services of Wanda Baptiste as Crew and Safety Manager for the 2020 fire season.
Baptiste will commence services immediately and prepare the company and crews for the 2020 Wildfire Season. A NWLF spring BBQ is being planned to bring together Certified and Rookie Firefighters from Maskwacis and area in preparation for the 2020 season.
It is the understanding of the company that the UCP government did not bid base crews for 2020, opting instead to fill base crews with secondary contracts. As NWLF is a secondary crew contracting company, this will serve well and we are expecting an influx of work opportunities for certified members.
The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. was established by the Ermineskin Chief & Council on April 20, 2013. A Band Council Resolution was passed to recruit a Board of Directors to govern and direct a President and CEO to manage NGCI. NGCI Board of Directors work diligently with the President & CEO for business development, including startups, joint ventures and acquisitions for the benefit of Ermineskin Cree Nation. 100% shares of this company are owned by Ermineskin Cree Nation