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May 11, 2017

ISR acquired by Calian Group Ltd.

ISR is proud to announce that Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) acquired International Safety Research Inc. (ISR) of Ottawa, Ontario.

ISR CEO stated that "This acquisition will help ISR offer a wider range of services and products that meet the needs of our clients in the nuclear and the emergency management sectors."

"ISR is an excellent fit for Calian," stated Jerry Johnston, VP, Training & Engineering Services. "The synergies that we can derive from the combination of ISR's services, and our own Emergency Management service offering, will allow us to provide unparalleled support to both new and existing customers."
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ISR helps Ontario keep traffic moving!
April 11, 2017

ISR helps Ontario keep traffic moving!

ISR has recently completed work supporting the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO). ISR worked with the MTO to develop three complex emergency plans to assist the MTO and other key stakeholders during emergency situations. To verify the utility and accuracy of the plans, ISR developed a Table Top Exercise (TTX) for key stakeholders. This one and a half day TTX and After Action Review session (AAR) tested each of the three draft plans independently, assessing their utility for each of the organizations involved. A half day after AAR process was conducted which elicited valuable stakeholder feedback on each of the plans. As a result of this exercise, ISR was able to implement recommendations made for key TTX findings back into the three plans providing the MTO with a final product verified in an operational setting.

ISR speaks at Emirates Forensics 2017 in Dubai
April 6, 2017

ISR speaks at Emirates Forensics 2017 in Dubai

The Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition is the Region’s largest conference on forensic science. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the conference attracts scientific specialists from Defence, law enforcement, universities and industry. This year, ISR’s Dr. Jeff Lafortune, General Manager of the GCC and Middle East Branch, was a guest speaker. He discussed the operational challenges of forensics in a CBRNE event. ISR was also present in the exhibition with Pastiche LLC, its partner in the region.

March 13, 2017

ISR showcase at IDEX 2017

The International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) is the most important tri-service exhibition in the World. It is held in Abu Dhabi. This year (2017), ISR was there. Along with its local partner, Pastiche LLC, provider of CBRNE solutions and equipment, ISR showcased its S3-FAST system for integrating and tracking CBRN fixed and mobile measurements during an emergency.
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ISR returns from Burlington
November 3, 2016

ISR returns from Burlington

ISR recently returned from the City of Burlington after delivering training to the city’s Emergency Management Team. ISR delivered the training and an exercise to 90 staff members over the course of 2 days. Training was conducted in the morning on the Incident Management System, the conduct of briefings and the importance of information exchange within an Emergency Operations Centre. The exercise challenged the participants to manage complex events and was delivered through ISR’s web-based exercise delivery system ExCon.ca.

October 21, 2016

ISR to support upcoming Centre for Security Science Post-Blast Capability Exercise

ISR has been awarded a task under the Centre for Security Science Exercise Program to support the evaluation of a full-scale post-blast capability validation exercise in Quebec. This exercise will involve an urban blast scenario with response activities ranging from forensics, on-site incident management and responder health and safety. ISR will work with CSS and participating organizations to implement an evaluation process that will effectively capture current gaps or limitations and strengths in post-blast response activities.
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September 21, 2016

ISR Chips In!

On September 16th, ISR sponsored the 26th Annual NCR Military Police Fund for Blind Children Charity Golf Tournament. This was ISR’s sixth year sponsoring this event and with the help of the tournament’s participants, ISR extended their support even further. This year ISR is proud to announce it raised over an additional $1100 for this worthwhile cause. ISR gave out fabulous prizes to all golfers who participated in the “Chip In” game. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this wonderful charity.
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August 26, 2016

ISR works with City of Burlington Ontario

ISR is currently working with the City of Burlington to develop a Command Post Exercise (CPX) for the City's Emergency Management Team (EMT). ISR has developed an exercise to train and challenge the Burlington team using our innovative ExCon.ca exercise website. Participants will receive information through ExCon.ca in the form of situation updates and media information from simulated social and traditional media.
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August 26, 2016

Department of National Defence Radon Survey

ISR was retained by the Department of National Defence - Director of Nuclear Safety (D N Safe) to conducting radon retesting survey of DND-owned buildings and Residential Housing units (RHUs) across Canada.
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August 26, 2016

Exercise Valahia 2016

Through the generous funding of Norway Grants, Exercise Valahia 2016 is a full scale nuclear emergency response exercise centred around the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania and features the participation of the site itself, the local Cernavoda Town Hall and Constanta County, and all national levels of government with a role in nuclear emergency response.
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