Mock emergency exercise planned for Fanshawe College

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On Wednesday, May 29, a mock emergency will take place at Fanshawe’s London Campus. This annual, real-time exercise provides an opportunity for College and community officials to rigorously test specific elements of their emergency planning and management, while engaging in a simulated crisis scenario. ‘Exercise Affray’ will be take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

This inter-professional active training event is designed to provide hands-on experience for Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic students, Fanshawe’s Emergency Management Office and various health care and emergency response partners, including London Police Service, London Fire and EMS. Emergency response teams from London Middlesex Paramedic Services, Lambton EMS, Oxford County Paramedic Services, London Health Sciences and Schulich School of Medicine will all test their emergency procedures during the exercise.  

The event will involve more than 200 volunteers who will act as casualties, some with graphically portrayed injuries using make-up. There will also be a significant presence of emergency vehicles and first responders in the immediate area of the exercise. To ensure emergency responders and College officials are able to react as they would in a real-life crisis situation, details of the scenario will not be announced publicly.

What:              Mock emergency exercise ‘Exercise Affray’
When:             Wednesday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where:            Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., Merlin House - off Campus Drive (please see campus map here)

This event is open to the media.