Canadian Field Ambulance travel the roads to train

Motorists travelling between Borden, On and Deep River, On. may notice the highways a little busier with military vehicles. 

Military personnel from 2 Field Ambulance based out of Petawawa are conducting military medical training between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9. 

“The aim of this exercise is to foster military and civil cooperation and preparedness, essentially ensuring that 2 Field Ambulance medics are ready to support varying civilian agencies in the event of a real emergency,” explained Captain Daniel Mazurek, public affairs officer, Garrison Petawawa

The unit began their training at CFB Borden on Nov. 1. Then headed into Toronto on Nov. 2 till Nov. 5., and will be completing their training in Deep River from Nov. 7 till the Nov. 8. 

Local residents in each of areas can expect to see uniformed soldiers as well as military medical vehicles on provincial and municipal roads. 

Soldiers will not be carrying weapons, ammunition or pyrotechnics. 

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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