Taylor plans for mock emergency Sept. 27

Emergency responders will stage a mock emergency in Taylor on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Members of the Taylor Industrial Mutual Aid Group and other government agencies that would respond in the event of an emergency will be at various locations between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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"The mock emergency exercise provides an opportunity to test response, communications and team work amongst all the different agencies so they can be better prepared for any possible emergency that may affect our community and its residents," organizers say.

There will a staged demonstration site with live product transfer at Cameron Logistics, which is part of the mutual aid group. Fire, police, and ambulance services will be on scene with lights and sirens on, as will traffic control. There may be traffic delays.

The mutual aid group includes the District of Taylor and the Peace River Regional District, along with Enbridge, Pembina Pipeline, Alliance Pipeline, and Canfor.

The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission and National Energy Board will be on hand as observers. Emergency Management BC and the provincial ministries of transportation and environment will also be involved, as will Taylor Emergency Social Services.

The exercise is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with setup beginning at 8.

For more information, call fire chief Ed Albury at 250-789-3392, Sadie Jones at Enbridge at 250-789-6606, or exercise controller Andy Ackerman at 250-793-7797.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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