Photos by K.A. Pendergast

Exercise at Clearwater Secondary School tests emergency agencies

Mock carbon monoxide leak helps responders learn information needed to make decisions in real time

A live mock carbon monoxide leak emergency exercise took place Tuesday at Clearwater Secondary School, where emergency service agencies from around the Clearwater area tested the community’s ability to respond to a major disaster.

Students and staff volunteered to play victims overcome by a carbon monoxide leak in the school, while other agencies including Clearwater, Blackpool, and Vavenby Volunteer Fire Departments, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Clearwater RCMP, and Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital played the respective roles they’d play during that type of emergency.

Emergency exercise to test community’s disaster response

The event was used to help responders understand what information needs to be provided to make informed decisions in real time.



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