Annual Emergency Exercise

UBC Okanagan conducted its first emergency exercise in February 2009. ┬áThe exercise was used to test and improve the effectiveness of UBCO’s emergency response plans and procedures.

Exercises bring together first responder agencies (i.e., police, fire department and ambulance), other external agencies and UBCO departments. Participants may respond to a variety of simulated site emergencies, ranging from hazardous material spills, fires, airplane crashes and structural collapses. The exercises are developed, arranged and administered by RMS in close collaboration with various University departments and external agencies.