Mock Evacuation Exercise

June 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Silver Creek Community Hall
Electoral Area:
City of Salmon Arm
District of Sicamous
Electoral Area C
Electoral Area D
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F

Shuswap Emergency Program is hosting an evacuation scenario at the Silver Creek Community Hall involving mock evacuees who had to leave the house with pets. The program is seeking citizen volunteers who would be willing to bring a pet or two and give up an hour or so of time to play the role of an evacuee.

The purpose of this exercise is to practice the Shuswap's Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team providing pet services while they, as mock evacuees, enter the Reception Centre to receive "make believe" services and assistance from the volunteers of the Shuswap Emergency Support Services Team. 

Food and refreshments are being provided, as would be during a real evacuation event, and volunteers will be reimbursed mileage expenses to attend.  If you wish to help out, please call Cliff Doherty, program coordinator at 250.833.6556 or email at