May 3, 2022
With this week being Canada’s annual Emergency Preparedness Week, we are pleased to help encourage everyone to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies that could potentially occur in our region.
As a hospital we regularly take many steps to ensure we are always #ReadyforAnything, including ongoing preparations to ensure we are equipped to respond to large scale external emergencies and disasters where the resulting demand for health-care services could outstrip our resources.
We hope you and your family will consider joining us and our community partners this coming Saturday at the Emergency Preparedness Open House in Byron to learn more about emergency and disaster preparation.
Open house details:
What: City of London Emergency Preparedness Open House
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: London’s Emergency Operations and Training Centre at Byron Fire Station #12
275 Boler Road, London
- Tour London’s Emergency Operations and Training Centre
- Register for Alert London Emergency Mass Notification System
- Check out emergency vehicles, safety displays, and speak with a range of emergency services personnel
- Learn how to prepare your family for the first 72 hours
- See one of the hospital’s inflated emergency response tents, the personal protective equipment you would see hospital staff wearing in different situations, and learn more about how the hospital is prepared for large scale external emergencies and disasters
More info about our CBRNE emergency response team:
- The purpose of our CBRNE ERT is to keep the hospital safe during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) event, by securing a perimeter, and decontaminating (showering and washing) casualties or victims of the event before they enter the hospital.
- To ensure this team is well prepared to respond at any time, the multidisciplinary group made up of nurses, emergency department technicians, unit clerks, PSWs and security guards trains up to three times a year in all different types of weather.
- We work closely with programs within the hospital and with our community partners at Middlesex-London Paramedic Services, Central Ambulance Communications Centre, London Fire Department, London Police Services, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and the City of London.