Toronto, Ontario - June 6, 2016 Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CTY) Training service line is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three more contracts in Emergency Response Preparedness Training with City of Kingston, Olds College and Bruce Power.
“Calian is a leading expert in the design, development and delivery of the complete range of emergency management training, education and exercise activities – from comparatively basic one-day table top exercises to complex and demanding multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency complex full-scale exercises,” said Jerry Johnston, VP, Calian Training.
Recently Calian's Training service line has been awarded its second contract with the City of Kingston in support of in the design and delivery of Emergency Response Preparedness Training exercise that will expand on previous work conducted in 2015.
In May, Calian assisted Olds College (Alberta) to train the leaders, within the institution, on their roles and responsibilities through a simulated tornado event. Calian's support included pre-training event coordination, an in-depth review of their current Emergency Response Plan, and the delivery of a table-top exercise enhanced through the use of advanced C4i simulation technology. Recognizing the role of a post-secondary institution within a community, this table-top exercise was expanded to include representation from the provincial emergency response agency, the local school board, the provincial health authority, fire, EMS and the affected municipalities.
Calian also continues to support Bruce Power to design, develop and support their Emergency Response Preparedness Corporate Exercises for 2016. This builds on the very successful multi-year relationship that has grown between the two companies.
Calian is a major sponsor of the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), to be held on June 7th and 8th at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The conference is the largest event of its kind in North America, boasting more than 1,500 attendees from 40 countries worldwide.
Concurrent to the WCDM, Calian will be supporting Emergency Management BC (EMBC) with Exercise Coastal Response 2016. The exercise will bring together over 500 participants from key stakeholder groups – multiple levels of government, various jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S., and a number of provincial ministries, First Nations, Crown corporations and first responders – in a coordinated and integrated way to activate the B.C. Earthquake Immediate Response Plan (IRP). The goal is to exercise elements of the IRP and strengthen relationships among and across partners and stakeholders to enhance operational coordination.
At Calian's WCDM luncheon presentation on Wednesday, June 8th from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm there will be a 'Live Stream' to the EMBC Exercise, giving attendees an inside look into this large scale event in real-time.
“These contracts and our strong presence at the World Conference on Disaster Management demonstrate the unique strength and expertise of Calian’s training service line,” said Kevin Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calian. “Aligned with the service line evolution pillar of our growth strategy, we are continually growing and evolving this service line to provide governments and private organizations alike with world class training capabilities.”