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Land Force Doctrine and Training System

Land Force Doctrine and Training System

May 18, 2010 12:52 ET

Media Advisory: Pre-Deployment Training Exercise for Civilian Employees of the Federal Government

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Media are invited to observe first hand, the final day of the Hazardous Environment Training (HET) exercise being conducted by the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) for civilian personnel of other government departments (OGDs) about to deploy to various overseas missions.

HET is designed to allow participants to practically apply the knowledge and skills they have been taught over the previous four days. While the training consists of eight components, media will be escorted to the following three stands: Explosive Threats Awareness; Human Rights Violation; and First Aid, Multiple Casualties.

Joanne Nolan of the Canadian International Development Agency, Glen Hodgins from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Rob Parker from Correctional Service of Canada will be on hand as representatives from their respective agencies to provide insight into how this valuable training is vital before deployments on various missions.

The exercise will be conducted at CFB Kingston on Friday June 11, 2010. 

HET incorporates those aspects of military pre-deployment training that OGDs have determined as being useful to their people deploying into various mission areas. The aim of HET is to teach participants how to work safely in hostile operating environments.

Schedule of events for interested media is as follows:

Friday 11 June 2010, 0800-1400 hrs
Schedule of events
Serial Timing Topic OPI
1. 0800-0815 Seating HVK Theatre, Building B-38  
2. 0815-0830 Presentation – PSTC Maj Mike Froess, DCmdt
3. 0830-0845 Presentation – HET Capt Lyle Read
4. 0845- 0900 Presentation - DFAIT Glen Hodgins
5. 0900-0915 Presentation – CIDA Joanne Nolan
6. 0915-0930 Presentation – CSC Rob Parker
7. 0930-0945 Break  
8. 0945-1000 Move to first Stand  
9. 1000-1040 Stand 1 – Explosive Threat Awareness  
9. 1040- 1050 Move to next Stand  
10 1050-1130 Stand 8 – Human Rights Violation  
11. 1130-1140 Move to next Stand  
12. 1140-1230 Stand 2 – First Aid, Multiple Casualties  
13. 1230- Return to Building B-38  
14. 1245-1330 Lunch Break  
15. 1330-1400 Q & A session with students and OPIs – HVK Theatre  
NOTE: Media are requested to arrive, NLT than 0800
Box lunches will be provided.

Note to Editors/News Directors: Media interested in attending are required to register/confirm no later than 10 a.m., June 4, by calling Suzanne Gaudreault, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at 613-541-5010 ext. 4538, or by e-mail at

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