KHSC, partners holding training exercise at KGH

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is informing the public of an upcoming emergency training exercise, which will take place outside the Emergency Department at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) on Thursday, Jun. 13, 2024.

According to a release from KHSC, the organization and its local partners Kingston Police, Kingston Fire & Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedics, will conduct a joint training scenario between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. KHSC said the exercise will involve a mock Code Orange to simulate a mass casualty incident resulting from a train derailment. Participants will simulate the transportation and treatment of casualties. Volunteers will act as patients during the drill.

“KHSC and its partners would like to reassure the public that this event is solely an exercise aimed at testing and improving our local emergency response plans, and that the Emergency Department at KGH will remain open to the public throughout the exercise,” KHSC noted.

“Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as our community works to enhance our emergency preparedness and response capabilities.”

Residents in the area are likely to see a number of emergency vehicles and emergency responders, particularly on King Street East where the entrance to the KGH Emergency Department is situation. There will be no threat to public safety during the exercise, and KHSC is asking that residents refrain from attending the area to observe the event.

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