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New SIMTEC Research Publication now in Print

The influence of organizational support on the life course of trauma in emergency responders from British Columbia

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 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 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.

Exercise Target Red: Active Shooter & Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Exercise

Our work on the development of our third exercise - Exercise Target Red - is going ahead as planned and we are on schedule to hold the exercise at JIBC on June 11th 2014. Exercise Target Red includes an active shooter scenario.

Self-Care Decontamination Protocols, Training Materials, Videos and Exercise Green Cloud Now Available

Greetings Everyone

I am very pleased to announce that the Self-Care Decontamination Protocols, materials,videos and Exercise Green Cloud are now available! This has been an exciting and rewarding research project to be involved with. There are several different parts of this release to consider:


This project received funding from the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP), a federal program led by Defence Research and Development Canada, in partnership with Public Safety Canada.

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