LAVAL, QC, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - This coming weekend, 600 reservists of the Territorial Battalion Group/Montreal (TBG/Mtl) will take part in a military exercise in the eastern part of Laval on January 22, 23 and 24. Military and municipal authorities have explained today the details of this deployment.
The officer in charge of the exercise QUORUM NORDIQUE 16, Lieutenant-colonel David Shane, explained the relevance of holding such training: "The military must train in different environments and different conditions. Getting out of our regular military training area will sharpen our reflexes and will lead us to adapt our procedures to the particularities of the ground. We will also confirm the skills learned during the annual training cycle."
Military personnel and vehicles will likely be seen in different districts. Although manoeuvres will be executed at a fair distance from residential areas, some noise could be heard during the weekend.
As stated by the mayor of Laval, Marc Demers, "The City of Laval is committed to the safety of its citizens. An exercise like this confirms the skills of soldiers who could be called upon to help out the City's authorities in case of an emergency. All measures have been taken, by both the City of Laval and the Army, in order to insure the training is conducted safely and minimizes any disturbance to citizens".
On his side, the director of the Service de police de Laval, Pierre Brochet, highlighted the work and the quality of partnership: "The public and civil security is a shared the responsibility, all stakeholders must work together before an emergency happens. Furthermore, the police will have an increased presence throughout the weekend near the sites used by the military."
The TBG/Mtl is a multidisciplinary team which has the responsibility to support civilian agencies during national operations in the country to ensure the safety of the population.
Notes to editors :
Medias are invited to cover the exercise QUORUM NORDIQUE 16 Saturday, January, 23 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please contact the Public Affairs Officer to arrange access to the site.
SOURCE 34th Canadian Brigade Group
For further information: Captain Pierre Leblanc, Public Affairs Officer, 34 Canadian Brigade Group, Phone: (514) 252-2777 ext 2137 or 514-349-9850, Email: [email protected]