Enhancing CBRNE Psychosocial Capacity and Capability Management
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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.

Executive Summary for Exercise Green Cloud is now available in English and French

Attached is the Executive Summary for Exercise Green Cloud in English and French.

Executive Summary for Exercise Winter Blues! is now available in English and French

Attached is the Executive Summary for Exercise Winter Blues! in English and French.

New disaster response protocol focusing on ‘psychological aid’ to be tested in mock exercises!

News coverage in the Ottawa Citizen! May 29, 2014: http://bit.ly/1ts5yPL

Douglas Quan, National Reporter, Postmedia News

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:

HazMat specialists set to roll out decontamination protocol to help civilians in a disaster

National news coverage supporting the Hazards Conference that we hosted in early January at JIBC in New Westminster.

http://o.canada.com/news/national/hazmat-specialists-set-to-roll-out-dec...

SIMTEC research published in Nature!

Dr. Laurie Pearce was recently interviewed by Declan Butler of Nature. Laurie's interview was included in the Stresses and Strains section within the "UK rolls out terror-attack plan" article.

http://www.nature.com/news/uk-rolls-out-terror-attack-plan-1.14696

Effective Responder Communication Improves Efficiency - New Paper

Greetings Everyone

I am very grateful to Richard Amlot for providing us with this opportunty to share the attached paper with you.

Effective Responder Communication Improves Efficiency and Psychological Outcomes in a Mass Decontamination Field Experiment: Implications for Public Behaviour in the Event of a Chemical Incident

by Holly Carter, John Drury, Richard Amlot, G. James Rubin, Richard Williams

Results from CBRNE Workshop

We had a very successful workshop last week and have been reviewing our notes and recordings to determine what we need to do to improve what we have. We greatly benefited from participants from the UK CBRN Police Training Centre, the US Army CBRN Training Center, Dr.

Acknowledgements

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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