Enhancing CBRNE Psychosocial Capacity and Capability Management
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The Importance of Reunification of Rescuers and Survivors - A New Video Addition to the SIMTEC Toolbox

I am very pleased to announce that we have just added a new video to our SIMTEC Toolbox. While the funding for the project has ended, we are still in the midst of working on papers and associated projects.

New Additions to the SIMTEC Toolbox!

We are very pleased to announce the release of several new SIMTEC materials that are ready for you to review and download.

1. We have just completed the Canadian Family Physicians' Guide to Mass Casualty Incidents (available in both English and French) to complement the previously uploaded BC Family Physicians' Guide. The Canadian Guide includes national resources and references and is applicable to all provinces and territories. Many thanks to Francois Legault for his assistance in compiling these guides.

SIMTEC Toolbox Now Available

Please check out our SIMTEC Toolbox which provides easy access to a number of our available tools, including:

1. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - Training Video on Donning and Doffing PPE

2. The BC Family Physicians' Guide to Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) - bilingual copies of a guide for family physicians to assess and treat persons who have been involved in, or witnessed an MCI (such a bus or plane crash, active shooting, or incident involving numerous fatalities or injuries)

Exercise Target Red is now available!!

Lessening the psychological and emotional trauma of a mass-casualty event like a bombing, airplane crash or a natural disaster is the purpose of a new training program developed at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

Exercise Outbreak Orange Now Released!

The SIMTEC Research Team is proud to announce the release of Exercise Outbreak Orange.

Personal Protection Equipment Awareness and Training Videos are Now Available!

The SIMTEC Project is proud to present awareness and training videos for basic decontamination and management of chemically contaminated patients. The videos are applicable to any emergency responder, first receiver or volunteers required to wear PPE. Although similar principles apply for persons who have been affected with biological and radiological contamination this training video is primarily focused on dealing with persons who have been contaminated with high probability/moderate impact substances.

Exercise Green Cloud Presentation Nov. 17, 2014 from 1200 to 1300 hrs at JIBC

On Monday, November 17th, from 1200 to 1300, the SIMTEC Project will present Exercise Green Cloud in the JIBC Theatre (main level) located at 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC, Canada, V3L 5T4.

Exercise Green Cloud, and its Self-Care Decontamination Protocols, are based on a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) event.

The SIMTEC Project team will share how applied research contributes to improve training materials for JIBC students and other public safety professionals. Come and watch the training and awareness video and find out:

Winter is Coming! Exercise Winter Blues! Presentation Oct 27 from 1200 to 1300 JIBC Theatre

On Monday, October 27th, from 1200 to 1300, the SIMTEC Project will present Exercise Winter Blues! in the JIBC Theatre (main level) located at 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC, Canada, V3L 5T4.

Exercise Outbreak Orange - September 10th & Expert Working Group Meeting - September 11th

We have an exciting few weeks ahead of us as we are finalizing the planning for our upcoming Exercise Outbreak Orange, based on a pandemic/infectious disease outbreak. Which one? That remains a secret until the start of the exercise, but it should prove to be interesting for everyone!

We have two communities participating in the exercise - Vancouver and Abbotsford, two Provincial Health Authority Groups and Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada and other assorted federal departments participating from Ottawa.

Exercise Target Red - Held June 11th 2014

Many thanks to the over 50 people who participated in Exercise Target Red at the JIBC Simulation Centre yesterday! The communities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam were fully immersed in the exercise which involved an Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). The exercise did not include operational nor tactical considerations but rather focused on reducing the psychosocial impacts of such an event on casualties, witnesses, families and friends and first responders.

Acknowledgements

Funding support for this project is provided both through substantial
direct and in-kind financial contributions.

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