The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation’s Emergency Planning Service is announcing the delivery of Operations Based – Live Exercises (OBLE) to Ontario First Nations. The OBLE are designed to simulate an emergency management situation and test a First Nation’s emergency management plan. The OBLE has four main objectives to accomplish:
- Provide First Nations with the opportunity to observe a tabletop exercise
- Provide an understanding of live exercise safety, evaluation, hot-wash, and after action reporting
- Provide First Nations with the opportunity to observe a live exercise
- Provide First Nations with resources to assist in exercise planning
The OFNTSC’s Emergency Planning Service will be conducting three OBLE’s in southern Ontario, in the coming months. Below is a list of confirmed OBLE’s:
- August 11-13, 2015 Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (on U.S. Side)
- October 6-8, 2015 Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
We invite members of neighbouring First Nations to attend these OBLE activities as observers. First Nations can submit one person’s name to represent their community at the OBLE. The one representative will attend the three (3) full day exercises. It is recommended that those who have attended prior emergency management sessions attend again. Accommodation (room and tax only) will be covered directly, and travel will be reimbursed at a later date.
Have more questions on the OBLE? Or to register please contact OFNTSC’s Emergency Management Service at 905 768 3399, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.