Randy L. Whynacht

A native of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, educated at Dalhousie University, the Canadian Emergency Preparedness College, and a variety of training venues too numerous to mention, Randy L. Whynacht has been a professional security consultant since 1981, a survival/self-reliance instructor since 1983, and has been training and rehabilitating dogs since 1994.

He established Whynacht Security Solutions’s “Central Dispatch” in Lunenburg in 1984, expanding the facility to ultimately provide emergency dispatch services for Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Chester, Chester Basin, and Hubbards Fire Departments as well as the Lunenburg-Mahone Bay Police Service. During that time he was involved with the Lunenburg-Mahone Bay Police Service and the Mahone Bay and Area Lion's Club in designing, establishing, and operating the "Seniors' Check-In Programme" (SCIP),  an automated daily safety-call system for senior citizens that later grew to encompass the Town of Bridgewater and most areas served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. Randy retired from the police/fire dispatch business in 2001 to focus on expansions into other areas of the security and loss prevention industry as well as the training and rehabilitation of dogs, a subject for which he and Diana have a passionate interest.

He held the position of Emergency Measures Coordinator for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg from 1988 to 1994 during which time he performed a threat and readiness assessment on the Municipality and its emergency response infrastructure, wrote its emergency operations plan and oversaw training of emergency agencies in its use, and acted as emergency planning consultant to LaHave Manor Home for Special Care, Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Rosedale Home for Special Care, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, and South Shore Regional Hospital in updating and exercising their internal emergency response plans and guidelines. The emergency response plan he wrote for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg during this phase in his career came to be recommended by the Province of Nova Scotia to other municipalities as a template for creating their own plans and later was adopted by the United Nations for the same purpose in the process of creating stability in struggling countries around the world.

Because of his unique position and training as an Emergency Measures Coordinator and professional in the field of emergency communications systems and procedures, Randy was integrally involved in introduction of the provincial Nova Scotia 911 emergency reporting system.

He later held the position of Communications Officer with the Town of Lunenburg Emergency Measures Organization, and was a Vice Chairman with the Lunenburg County Crime Prevention Board.

His community involvement includes six years as a Troop Scouter with Scouts Canada leading scout troops in the City of Halifax and Lunenburg County. Randy also coached the art of the épée for the South Shore Duellists Fencing Club where he created, organized, and sponsored the annual “March Hare Recreational Fencing Tournament” from 1995 to 2001. For many years he was Hunter Safety Chairman, Chief Instructor for courses in hunter safety and survival, and instructor in the junior shooting programme for the Lunenburg Rod & Gun Club, where he is still active as a Range Safety Officer.

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100 High Street,
Suite 111
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
B4V 1V9