On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Saint John Emergency Management Organization (EMO) will be participating in a mock exercise led by Maritimes and Northeast Pipelines.
The exercise scenario will simulate the report of a possible natural gas pipeline rupture within City limits and will take place on Fort LaTour Drive from 10 a.m. to noon. Residents in the area are advised that some emergency vehicles and a command post are expected to be in the area. There should not be any interruptions to traffic.
The exercise is designed to test emergency response procedures; determine if any corrective action is required to improve response capabilities; and determine the effectiveness of communications within and between the various exercise teams.