Joint disaster emergency response exercise

Lethbridge Fire/EMS, Lethbridge Police Service, Lethbridge 911 and Alberta Health Services are conducting a joint disaster emergency response exercise in Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

This exercise will include a mock disaster which will be staged at the Exhibition Grounds. City residents may notice occasional smoke and loud noises as well as emergency vehicles travelling to and from the site to Chinook Regional Hospital, all of which are associated with this exercise and pose no risk to the public.

Motorists and the public are asked to avoid these areas. Chinook Regional Hospital will maintain normal operations, and the public can still go to the hospital for treatment.

A media availability will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 12:45-1 p.m. at the northwest corner of the Lethbridge Exhibition grounds to provide an overview of the various aspects of this exercise. After the availability, media will have the opportunity to take photos and video of outdoor elements of the exercise.