Mock Disaster Exercise Scores High Marks



    Humber River Regional Hospital is ready if a Chemical, Biological,
    Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) disaster strikes!

    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - On Thursday September 27, Humber River Regional
Hospital conducted a full scale and very successful Chemical, Biological,
Radiological, Nuclear mock disaster exercise at their Finch Avenue site.
    "We are extremely happy with results of the exercise," said Mike Orrico,
Humber River's Manager of Security and Emergency Preparedness. "We commend the
students from Westview Centennial Secondary School and the many community
volunteers for their participation in this event. It was also great to see the
level of enthusiasm and commitment from our own staff across the
organization."
    Humber River is categorized as a level two hospital. If disaster strikes,
the hospital will be responsible for decontaminating up to 60 casualties at
the same time. In April, over 120 HRRH staff members participated in a
mandatory CBRN training session. With twenty people in each day-long session,
all staff members were able to experience first-hand the role of the victim as
well as the decontaminator. They learned how to protect themselves using the
appropriate equipment and how decontaminate casualties using a special
cleansing tent.
    "We have been preparing for this exercise for a long time and there is no
doubt that the specialized training program in the spring really helped
everyone," said Orrico. "We feel more confident than ever. If disaster strikes
Humber River is ready!"

    
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