U.S.-Canada to Test Cross-border Communication for Disaster Response Here In Whatcom County

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Canada Department of National Defence’s Centre for Security Science will conduct the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) from Nov. 15 to 16, 2017. In this year’s experiment, emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border will test their mutual capabilities and cooperation in response to a volcanic eruption and crater collapse scenario at Mt. Baker. There will be a press conference following the conclusion of the exercise.

Participants will include local first responders  and emergency management agencies from Whatcom County, Washington in the U.S., the City of Abbotsford, City of Langley and the Township of Langley in B.C., U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency. This experiment will use emerging tools for enhanced situational awareness and communications to plan for, respond and recover from this disaster.

Please see the press advisory for details.

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