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May 13th – OCEAP Activities

A number of OCEAP members participated in the Cameco StepUp for Mental Health 5K run supporting local mental health initiatives.

Port Hope Police Bike Rodeo

OCEAP members attended the PHPS Bike Rodeo in Port Hope as a kick off to Police Week.

May 6th

Special training day for new Route Support and Crew Leaders. A morning of classroom training followed by an afternoon of field work practice. Great to have members stepping into new roles – Well done.

April 22 Field Training Day

A group of experienced members were training on Saturday. All of the members are in the queue towards Route Support or Crew Leader certification. The training day focused on the core skills required in these roles and gave each team member a chance to put these skills into practice. Well done.

Saturday also was our Spring new recruit class. Eight new volunteers attended the classroom and field training in preparation to become a Search Team member with OCEAP. We welcome these new volunteers and thank them for donating their time and skills to a safer and more prepared Community.

January 2023

January 6th – A number of OCEAP members attended a joint training exercise with our Mutual Aid partner, Respond Search and Rescue in Peel. The training day consisted of classroom training followed by a field work component. Great work!

Logistics coordination Exercise – Respond SAR

January 1

Year in Review for 2022. Job well done by all on the Team.

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade

OCEAP members participated in the Cobourg Santa Claus parade this year. Following the command post through the parade route, members got into character with the theme song Grandma got run over by a Reindeer. OCEAP members were quick to rush to Grandma’s assistance and keep the parade moving. A great thanks to all of our volunteers who helped plan and execute the event. Well done.

Thanks to Grandma and the runaway Reindeer!
Great help decorating the Command Post for the festivities.

Port Hope Santa Claus Parade

A dozen members of OCEAP were on hand in Port Hope today to assist with the 2022 Santa Claus parade. Our dedicated members assisted with public safety by monitoring the road barricades along the parade route. It was a beautiful day and a great parade! Thanks to all of our members for helping out to keep Santa and our community safe.

CP-02 participated in the parade!
Just a few decorations to get into the holiday season.

Candlelight Walk

OCEAP members assisted the Town of Port Hope with road closures during the Candlelight Walk last evening. A procession of singers holding candles worked their way down Walton and Queen Streets to the park where the Christmas lights were lit. OCEAP members attend these events at the request of the Municipality of Port Hope to provide an additional level of safety to the events.

Urban SAR Training Day

OCEAP held an urban search and rescue training exercise today. With the support of Jubalee Beach Park, OCEAP members have an opportunity to search actual neighborhoods – looking around buildings, under decks and in sheds. We have been lucky to be able to make use of this venue for many years as an annual fall exercise.

The weather gave us a bit of an additional challenge as lake effect snow blew in reducing visibility and making walking and finding clues more difficult for the crews. We were also lucky to have a volunteer come out and take on the role of victim for the day. It was a great day and we believe members gained valuable experience.

A bit of weather moved in as the crews were preparing to head out.

Training segment 1A with Crew 1120
Evacuating our ‘victim’ to safety.
Team members at CP-02 at end of training.

Remembrance Day 2022

OCEAP members were proud to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Port Hope today. OCEAP members assisted the Municipality by assisting with the road closures to maintain public safety.

Rebound Child and Youth Services K4K

OCEAP members assisted Rebound Child and Youth Services in their Kilometers for Kids 5K and 10K runs in Cobourg. Working with St John Ambulance and Cobourg Police Auxiliary, our members led the two runs on bike and followed behind the last runners for safety.

Great day to be out on the beautiful Cobourg waterfront.

Our Crew for the Day.
Ready for the 5K and 10K.