Mock Disaster Exercise Response A Success

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

Community Safety is a High Priority 

For Immediate Release

The City of Corner Brook held a mock disaster response exercise on May 11, 2017 in the area of Corporal Pinksen Memorial Drive. This exercise provided an opportunity for multiple agencies to practice their emergency response plans.

The City of Corner Brook partnered with:

  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Grenfell Campus-Memorial University
  • Western Health
  • Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador (FES-NL)
  • Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour-Red Cross
  • Local media

This exercise was planned as a part of Emergency Preparedness Week activities.

The aim of the exercise was to produce, a realistic emergency scene that enabled emergency services agencies to practice their standard operating guidelines, emergency response plan, event coordination, and communication.

“The mock exercise was designed to test the City’s Emergency Response Plan, it was a tremendous success,” said Todd Flynn, Director of Protective Services for Corner Brook.  “We were able learn lessons from the scene and evacuation in our simulated exercises which will help us perform at a higher level. Teams performed admirably and met the objectives set. I’m confident that we are well prepared to deal with a real emergency.”

For more information please contact:

Bonita Decaire
Information Officer
City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662
bdecaire@cornerbrook.com