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Emergency response exercise happening Wednesday

December 9, 2019 10:14 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Some City facilities will be busier than normal when The City practices its emergency plans as part of an annual emergency response exercise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

City Hall and the Collicutt Centre will be used as part of the exercise with City Hall serving as the Emergency Operations Centre, and the Collicutt Centre as a mock reception site. It is business as usual for both facilities with all regular facility programs and services happening as scheduled; however, citizens may see City staff and emergency personnel, vehicles and equipment participating in the training scenario.

“We are always practicing and refining our emergency plans and processes to ensure we are prepared for potential emergency situations,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator. “Annual large-scale exercises, like the one on Wednesday, allow our teams to train together, identify areas for improvement and build on existing skills.”

The exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with various staff participating in different ways throughout the day.

More information on The City’s emergency preparedness is online at: https://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/ambulance-fire-and-emergencies/emergency-preparedness-and-public-safety/

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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