The training, which is taking place between Thursday and Sunday, will simulate a major earthquake and test the response of an elite group of Ottawa's emergency rescuers.
The 65 members of the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, along with 100 members of the national Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, will take part in the four-day exercise, which is being put on by Public Safety Canada.
I don't think we should fool ourselves into thinking that this has anything to do with earthquake preparation in Canada (east of the Rockies, anyway). These are those elite people that zoom off to Haiti or Vancouver, or some other foreign country. :) There is nothing done for this area. :(