BATHURST, N.B. — A mock disaster organized by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization will depict a transportation of dangerous goods incident.
The staged disaster, set to take place June 6 in Bathurst, will cause the villages of northern Carleton County to activate their regional emergency plan.
The demonstration will involve the Bathurst and Bristol Fire Departments, RCMP, Florenceville EMS, Canadian Red Cross volunteers and New Brunswick government officials. Students from Northern Carleton High School and the St. John Ambulance Brigade will play the part of 16 casualties and 25 evacuees.
“This type of hands-on exercise is crucial to emergency planning,” says Bathurst Mayor Troy Stone. “Staging a mock disaster gives us a more tangible look at our emergency response plan, and how we can ensure it is effective and up to date.
“By publicizing the training exercise beforehand, we hope to prevent any alarm in the community,” he adds.
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