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Public Awareness Announcement: Emergency Services Prepare for Future Major Incidents

20 July 2011

The Western Cape Government Health would like to advise Worcester residents that a major incident training exercise will take place this evening (Thursday, 21 July) from 18:00 until 22:00.

Emergency Medical Services (ambulance), Forensic Pathology Services, Traffic, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the local fire and rescue service will participate in the planned major incident, and residents will observe ambulances, response vehicles (traffic and SAPS) and fire engines driving through the vicinity between the site of the fictitious incident and Worcester Hospital. Residents are advised not to panic when this happens and should continue with their evening activities as per normal.

The purpose of this exercise is to test emergency service agencies' readiness to respond to a major incident in the future.

Media Enquiries: 

Keri Davids
Spokesperson
Cell: 083 286 4227
Tel: 021 948 9908
E-mail: kerdavid@pgwc.gov.za