The Office of the Governor General of Canada has awarded E-Comm’s vice-president of Technology Services, Michael Webb, P. Eng., with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Webb, a resident of Surrey, was honoured for his long-standing dedication and leadership in advancing public-safety practices in British Columbia and across the country.
Having transitioned to E-Comm from Emergency Management BC, Webb is now spearheading projects geared towards evolving public-safety services and enhancing the technology used by police, fire and ambulance partners across the Lower Mainland, province and country.
“Much of my career has been dedicated to public safety and I take great pride in knowing what I do contributes to the well-being of citizens in my community and throughout the Lower Mainland and the rest of B.C.,” says Webb. “For my work to be recognized by the Office of the Governor General of Canada is very gratifying.”
Under Webb’s guidance, E-Comm is putting progressive plans in place to develop the region’s Next Generation Radio Network. Although still several years away, the current consolidated radio system used by police, fire and ambulance partners in the Lower Mainland will evolve to offer advanced interoperability and collaboration among public-safety agencies.
It is one component of a set of initiatives underway in B.C. and across the country to equip first responders with improved communications tools and services using a variety of different types of media: voice, text, data, image and video.