Our Team


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    Barclay Hunter

    As an IT and project management specialist for the past 25 years, Barclay brings a wealth of experience in emergency management-focused projects. Working with some of the world’s leading subject matter experts, Barclay has successfully developed and implemented ICS programs, online and blended ICS training, company-specific emergency management training, and crisis information management systems for both public and private sector organizations in Canada and abroad.

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    Some of the companies Barclay has completed projects for include:

    • Syncrude Canada
    • TransCanada Pipelines
    • Pembina Pipleines
    • Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA)
    • AltaGas
    • Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
    • Suncor
    • Nexen
    • Alliance Pipeline
    • Ornge – Emergency Medical Transport Authority for Ontario
    • City of Calgary Fire Department
    • Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy
    • City of Leduc Fire Services
    • MACTDG (Multi Association Committee on TDG) including CAPP, CCPA, CPPI and CGA

    (Specific project details and references available upon request)


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    Stew Walkinshaw

    Stew has over 35 years of emergency response experience at the site and support levels. His experience includes working with provincial, municipal, and industry clients on wildfires, municipal fire, floods, and oil and gas incidents.  He acts as Structure Protection Specialist for Type I and II incident management teams on wildland/urban interface fires in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Stew brings an operational perspective to all training that he provides.

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    Peter Devenis

    Peter is a focused and experienced leader in Emergency Response and Crisis Management with a specialization in oil spill response. With over 35 years of local and international practice in both the field and in corporate environments, he has been a champion for ICS since being part of the ICS organization in the response to the Exxon Valdez spill. With a wide range of clients in oil and gas, energy utilities and government and industry associations, Peter has applied his experience to implement ICS for all-hazards within these organizations.

    Peter has designed and facilitated major emergency exercises and tabletops for multi-site teams and locations across global operations. His experience using ICS in a broad spectrum of actual emergencies brings this real-world experience and learning to training classes.


GICS has an extensive network of associate partners that represent some of the world’s leading experts in emergency management. We’ve been involved at senior levels in hundreds of emergencies, including the Exxon Valdez grounding (1989), Queen of the North ferry sinking (2006), the BC Fire Storm (2003), and the world’s largest oil spill during the Gulf War (1991). See Emergency Management Experience below.
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GISC works closely with some of the world’s leading technology providers to ensure that the goals of effective communication and situational awareness are supported and are achievable even when the worst happens. GICS understands that properly implemented technology starts with clearly defining the underlying emergency management processes and objectives, then adopting the right technology to fit and support those processes and objectives.
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