Local Agencies Invited to Join Mock Pandemic Response Exercise April 19

Written by admin, March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 – Local Agencies Invited to Join Mock Pandemic Response Exercise April 19

Community Organizations and Local Groups Encouraged to Take Part in Free Half-Day Table-Top Exercise

The Peterborough Public Health invites representatives from local agencies and community groups to participate in a large-scale human-health emergency related table-top exercise on Tuesday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Evinrude Centre.

“This is a great opportunity for local organizations to test their pandemic response plans,” said Edwina Dusome, Manager of Infectious Disease Programs.  “We hope to gather participants from as many sectors as possible so we can learn how to coordinate our community response to the next influenza pandemic.”

Participants will be led through a mock emergency scenario and will be asked to collaborate with community partners to:

  • discuss ways to minimize the effects of a pandemic; and
  • identify their organization’s current strengths and gaps in emergency coordination
  • identify ways to collaborate with similar organizations to ensure continuity of operations
  • determine how to best prepare their organization for another pandemic

This event is intended for organizational leaders and other professionals responsible for managing emergencies.  It will be of particular relevance for those who represent the following sectors: transportation, health, emergency response, First Nations, social services, media, education, day care, long term care, funeral homes, faith-based groups, volunteer groups, personal support groups, vulnerable populations, utilities, industries, retail, group homes, pharmacies, animal services, financial institutions, agricultural sector, and local government.

To register, please visit click here or email zallen@peterboroughpublichealth.ca or call 705-743-1000, ext. 283 by March 31, 2016.


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391