Windsor To Get Specialized Disaster Response Teams

Wednesday August 7th, 2019

Posted at 3:27pm

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The City will see $450,000 for specialized disaster response teams from the province.

Funding of $300,000 will go towards a new Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) and $150,000 will support an existing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Team (CBRNE).

USAR teams locate and extricate victims trapped in collapsed structures, provides immediate medical treatment to survivors, and conduct other life-savings operations. CBRNE/HazMat Teams respond to large-scale or complex natural or human-caused chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive/hazardous material incidents.

These teams are made up of specialized police, firefighters and paramedics and support responses to situations where the local fire department is beyond their capacity.

Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington remains focused on community safety, especially in the Windsor and surrounding area.

“When disaster strikes, families need to have confidence that help is on the way, that’s why we’re providing the City of Windsor with funding to respond quickly and effectively to large-scale and complex emergencies.”

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