The City of Brampton is gearing up for its annual emergency management simulation, this year’s titled Exercise Tempest. It will be the largest and most comprehensive in Brampton’s history.
It will be demonstrated to the media on September 19 with Mayor Linda Jeffrey in attendance on the North Parking Lot of the Powerade Centre.
In attendance will be representatives of the City Of Brampton, Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedic Service, Region Of Peel, Canadian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Alectra Utilities and William Osler Health System.
Mayor Jeffrey and a representative from the Brampton Emergency Management Office will speak to the media about the importance of the exercise for participating agencies and Brampton residents.
Natalie Stogdill, Media Co-ordinator, Strategic Communications, for the City of Brampton, underlined the strategic purpose of the exercise to Peel Region Review.
“Brampton’s Emergency Management Office develops and sets up programs to prevent, respond and recover from major emergencies, such as winter storms, flooding, hazardous spills and wide-spread power outages,” Stogdill said. “These training exercises happen annually, however, this year was exceptional in terms of the number of agencies that are able to participate. It is definitely the largest exercise that Brampton has ever run.”