Communications Exercise for EOC

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the District of Ucluelet and the District of Tofino will participate in Exercise Sweeper – a communication exercise in conjunction with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), neighbouring communities, and Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC).  

The exercise will provide numerous Vancouver Island community Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) the opportunity to send formatted voice messages to each other, as well as, to EMBC headquarters.  

Public Impact:
The public should be aware that a CAF aircraft will fly over Ucluelet and Tofino at 1,000-1,500 feet on May 3rd between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to practice relaying voice messages through the aircraft to an adjacent EOC, as well as, relaying a voice message to EMBC headquarters in Victoria.


Keith Orchiston
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator