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September 20, 2005
Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) offsite deployment exercise
The Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) team in conjunction with
Ontario Provincial Police -- Provincial Emergency Response Team, will conduct
an offsite deployment exercise on Tuesday, September 27.

The two organizations have come together to develop and operate in a mutually
beneficial scenario designed to exercise each of the organizations' emergency
response capabilities. Each team will co-operatively function through a series
of search and rescue scenarios. The teams will operate continuously throughout
a 72-hour period.

The teams will operate from a self-sustaining "Base of Operations" that will
house all components of the teams, including canine and technical search, heavy
breaking and breaching, shoring of structures, and medical capabilities.

The offsite scenario operations will be exercised at a large rural setting in
Whitby. Maps are available upon request.

Who: Toronto HUSAR team and Ontario Provincial Police --
Provincial Emergency Response Team
What: Deployment exercise
Where: Lakeridge Road (Whitby, Ontario), five kilometres north
of Highway 2, east side entrance will be marked.
When: Tuesday, September 27, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Photo opportunity onsite.

Media contact:

David Sheen
(office) 416-338-9317
(cell) 416-578-4316
(pager) 416-468-9978



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