The County of Brant Emergency Operations Centre team held their annual emergency exercise on Thursday, October 20, 2022.
The simulated incident included a major weather event and the initial response to help community members and support first responders.
The exercise allowed County representatives to utilize their skills and training on emergency response and identify gaps and needs.
“Emergency response is a high priority for County Council and staff. This exercise is a critical tool to ensure our community is resilient,” said Mayor David Bailey. “We want to ensure we have the tools and knowledge available to our citizens at their time of critical need.”
“The County’s Emergency Operations Centre had a challenging and engaged emergency exercise. Our team performed with calm professionalism. We are very confident that we are ready for unprecedented situations,” said Michael Bradley, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the County of Brant.
The County of Brant is required under the Ontario Regulation 380/04 to engage in annual emergency training. Undertaking an annual exercise and having key personnel participating in training is a key component of being prepared and building Brant’s resiliency.