Sherritt Exercise October 6, 2016
September 26, 2016 Fort Saskatchewan: The region’s mutual aid organization, Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NRCAER) announces that an emergency response training exercise is being hosted at Sherritt in Fort Saskatchewan on Thursday, October 6th from 8 a.m. until noon.
On the morning of the exercise, emergency response vehicles may be visible in the area, as crews are dispatched from their home location to the Sherritt facility.
"Exercises provide the opportunity for our members and partners to test and continuously improve response protocols," says Brenda Gheran, NRCAER Executive Director. "Extensive effort is put into designing these simulations and we appreciate the participation of our members from planning through to exercise completion." In addition to Sherritt, responders from Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department, RCMP, Agrium and Dow will be involved in the field response. A number of partner agencies and regulators will observe the exercise.
Information will be posted to the region’s UPDATEline at 1-866-653-9959.
NRCAER is a mutual aid emergency response association that was formed in 1991. Members include emergency management professionals from local industry and municipalities. In its 25-year history, the group has focused on enhancing safety through multi-agency training and sharing best practices for emergency management and response in the area known as Alberta’s industrial heartland.
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Brenda Gheran, Executive Director