Emergency Preparedness and Special Operations (EPSO) is a division of Emergency Health Services (EHS) Ambulance Operations. EPSO is available to assist regionally, as well as provincially, in times of disaster, special events, planning and with scene standbys that have the potential to be of longer duration and possibly hazardous.
All EPSO team members are trained in disaster preparedness, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear awareness, HAZMAT awareness and special equipment usage such as special operations gators, trailers and communications devices, just to mention a few. EPSO also assists local Emergency Management Offices (EMO) with exercise and evacuation plans.