National Defence - 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

National Defence - 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

November 17, 2006 09:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: Army Rehearsing Emergency Response

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2006) - The Canadian Forces Army Reserve from the Greater Toronto Area, in cooperation with the town of Shelburne and Dufferin County Emergency Management will be called-out to handle a 'notional' emergency in Shelburne Ontario, the first weekend of December.

Starting with a table-top exercise at Shelburne Municipal Office on Friday Dec 1st, Town of Shelburne staff and Community Control Group will interface with 32 Canadian Brigade Group. Together they will discuss potential emergency scenarios and possible solutions.

Next, on December 2nd, approximately five hundred soldiers will travel by military vehicles and bus from the Greater Toronto Area to Shelburne. For the Army, this weekend-long exercise will rehearse the brigade call-out, deployment and possible tasks associated with a weather disaster. The soldiers will not be carrying weapons or ammunition.

The Army welcomes you to come out and see the soldiers in town who will be patrolling on foot and in vehicles. You are welcome to come and visit the high-tech water purification system in Fiddle Park or the mobile Task Force Medical Station at the north end of Centennial Road.

On December 3rd the soldiers of the Greater Toronto Area will depart and the exercise, called Exercise Steadfast Response, will be completed. The Town of Shelburne and Dufferin County Emergency Management staff, along with the members of 32 Canadian Brigade Group are working hard to ensure a speedy response should Shelburne require assistance in a future emergency.

Contact Information