Spring 2018: Emergency Training Exercise

With Exercise Choke Point, Safety & Risk Services’ Emergency Management Department is continuing to build our culture of preparedness and and emergency management capabilities by conducting a full-scale simulation exercise.

This is a description of a planned emergency exercise for training purposes. This is not a real emergency.


Tuesday, June 19, 2016
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


There has been a motor vehicle accident on NW Marine Drive near the Place Vanier Residences. Toxic fumes, believed to be Ammonia, are detected near the accident site. Vancouver Fire Rescue Services and RCMP are on scene and are in the process of isolating the immediate area and assessing the situation.

What you will see

This is a virtual exercise. All participants in the exercise have been alerted that they will be participating. Although The UBC Emergency Operations Centre will be activated as part of the exercise, you will not see any evidence of the exercise on campus (i.e. no simulated accident scene or emergency personal simulating attendance).

Partnering Agencies

In a real emergency, there would be a significant police and security response; however, as this training exercise is not intended for police, the criminal investigation and police response will not be exercised at full capacity.

  • BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS)
  • Metro Vancouver
  • UBC Building Operations
  • UBC Hospital
  • University Neighbourhood Association
  • UBC Safety & Risk Services
  • UBC Security/Parking
  • UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Training Outcomes

The intent of this training exercise is to test and practice UBC’s response to support the community.

  • Build confidence in plans, policies and procedures
  • Validate elements of the latest version of Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Practice Crisis Management Team (CMT)
  • Practice communication between CMT and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  • Practice evacuation planning
  • Practice communications (Media Relations, operational, internal, external)
  • Practice set up and operation of EOC in a new location
  • Set the conditions for a potential full-scale mass care focused exercise for a future date (TBD)


For participants:

  • If you are triggered by participating in this emergency exercise, Wellness Advisors at UBC Counselling Services are available.
  • If you require immediate counselling services, call 1-800-387-4765 and select the emergency option to speak to a crisis counsellor. If you want to arrange an in-person counselling session during this call, an appointment will be guaranteed within 24 hours.

Resources are available for faculty and staff through the Employee & Family Assistance Program


For more information, contact the Manager, Emergency Management.