Bolton, Ontario (February 25, 2013)
Bruce Power, located on the shores of Lake Huron, spans 2,300-acres over two locations. It includes eight CANDU nuclear reactors supplying power for hospitals, homes, schools and businesses across the province of Ontario. Their commitment to the safety of their community is shown by their actions in security and emergency preparedness including award winning security services, as well as a robust and multi-faceted emergency response program.
In October 2012, Bruce Power hosted and was part of a large EMO (Emergency Management of Ontario) exercise “Huron Challenge – Trillium Resolve”: This exercise was designed to not only test their own emergency plans, but the municipal plans as well. Bruce Power stood up their new EMC (Emergency Management Centre) for Command and Control during the drill. Bruce power has recently upgraded their Emergency Management Centre (EMC) to include leading technology tools that support communications and situational awareness, better preparing their highly skilled emergency management team for any external hazards that they may face in the future. Based on lessons learned in Fukoshima, Bruce Power decided to exercise a natural threat event.
FutureShield has been a part of the journey towards the development of this leading edge Emergency Preparedness Program at Bruce Power, by supplying software for their EMC and training for their staff. This was successfully demonstrated in the October 2012 exercise.
“When you work with people who are as well-trained and intelligent as the team at Bruce Power, it makes my job even easier. With tight timeframes to meet EMC deadlines, I worried about the success of this project, but the outcomes of this exercise were higher than my greatest expectations”. Cynthia Weeden, CEO - FutureShield Inc.
The skilled and dedicated team at Bruce Power, the participating first responder teams, and the support of industry partners such as FutureShield, contributed greatly to the positive outcome of the “Huron Challenge-Trillium Resolve” exercise. Bruce Power’s financial and time investment in the leading-edge, technology focused EMC, offers their team some of the best tools to support their efforts in responding to a real emergency.Return To The Press Room