City of Red Deer to practise its emergency response Wednesday

  • Dec. 9, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Some Red Deer facilities will be busier than normal when the city practises its emergency plans Wednesday.

City Hall will serve as the emergency operations centre, and the Collicutt Centre will be a mock reception site during the exercise.

Both facilities will be open to the public as usual, but the public may observe city staff and emergency personnel participating in the training scenario from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We are always practising and refining our emergency plans and processes to ensure we are prepared for potential emergency situations,” said emergency management co-ordinator Karen Mann.

“Annual large-scale exercises, like the one on Wednesday, allow our teams to train together, identify areas for improvement and build on existing skills.”

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