Mil­i­tary ex­er­cise held n Sher­brooke

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Cham­plainCol­lege - Len­noxville par­tic­i­pated in a joint mil­i­tary ex­er­cise en­ti­tled “Mede Trot­teur” with units from the 4th Health Ser­vices Group of the Cana­dian Forces.

On the week­end of Oc­to­ber 12 - 14, 2012, sev­eral Re­serve Field Am­bu­lance units took part, in­clud­ing the 25th of Toronto, 28th of Ot­tawa, 51st of Montreal, 52nd of Sher­brooke and the 55th of Quebec City. The ex­er­cise took place in the Len­noxville-area and on the Cham­plain Col­lege Len­noxville Cam­pus. Along with over 175 mil­i­tary per­son­nel, our third-year Nurs­ing Pro­gram students and fac­ulty were ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing in pro­vid­ing first-hand emer­gency care dur­ing this sim­u­la­tion ex­er­cise.

Spe­cial­ized sup­port for the ex­er­cise was pro­vided from the 2nd Field Am­bu­lance from Petawawa, On­tario with bi­son ar­moured am­bu­lances, CH-146 Grif­fon he­li­copters from the 438th Tac­ti­cal He­li­copter Squadron of St-Hu­bert, zo­diac boats from 35th Com­bat Engi­neer­ing Reg­i­ment of Val­cartier, and 34th Com­bat Engi­neer­ing Reg­i­ment of Montreal.

This ex­er­cise was con­ducted with­out firearms, how­ever, the pres­ence of large mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, zo­di­acs and he­li­copters were seen in the bor­ough of Len­noxville and on the Cam­pus of Cham­plain. “Mede Trot­teur” was or­ga­nized by the 52nd Field Am­bu­lance of Sher­brooke and the Col­lege has been in­volved with the plan­ning of this event for more than a year.

Dur­ingFire Preven­tion Week, fire­fight­ers with the Ma­gog fire depart­ment gave out the prizes to the win­ners of the Ma­gog Fire Ser­vice mas­cot con­test, vis­it­ing each of their schools and pro­mot­ing aware­ness about fire safety among the students.

The first prize went to Felix-Olivier Plante for his car­toon char­ac­ter “Pret-a-tout”. Felix is a fourth grade stu­dent at the Mon­te­sorri School. For his imag­i­na­tive mas­cot, he will re­ceive a fire preven­tion kit, a gift card of $40 for Il­lu­sion Board­Shop and will get the chance to spend the day at the fire sta­tion as a fire­fighter’s ap­pren­tice. His mas­cot will be trans­formed into the of­fi­cial mas­cot of the Ma­gog fire depart­ment and will be used to raise aware­ness among youth about fire safety.

Sec­ond place went to Jeanne Boudreau, a sixth grade stu­dent at St-Jean-Bosco for “De­tect-Tout Feu” while third place went to Alice Kelly, a fifth grade stu­dent at St. Pa­trice School, for “Tobby le chien pom­pier”.

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