Defence Research and Development Canada

October 12, 2007 16:53 ET

Media Advisory: Experts and First Responders Work Together in Biological Incident Exercise

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - A team of federal science and technology experts, as well as members of operational and first responder communities across all levels of government will host a media event on October 19, 2007. Media are invited to attend a technical briefing followed by a demonstration of a response to a mock biological incident. Personnel will be available for interviews.

This event will follow the two-day bioterrorism preparedness exercise, Bi-Ex-West, that will bring together Canada's top biological experts from 12 federal and provincial departments and agencies, as well as employees of the Corporation of Delta and first responders from the Delta Fire and Police Services.

This exercise, sponsored by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), is the largest and most realistic multi-jurisdictional bioterrorist field exercise ever held in Canada.

CRTI enhances Canada's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from CBRNE incidents through new investments in science and technology solutions. The initiative is led by the Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Security Science (CSS).



Event: Bi-Ex-West Media Event
Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 4500 72nd Street, Delta, British Columbia


Note to Editors:

For security reasons, all participating media must confirm their attendance (including contact information and an equipment list) by Thursday, October 18 with Danya Vidosa at (613) 371-0534 or danya.vidosa@drdc-rddc.gc.ca.

On-site media registration on Friday, October 19, 2007 will take place at 4500 72nd Street in Delta. Media must register (with valid photo identification) between 13:00 and 13:30.

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