The following projects are meant to give an indication of the breadth of experience and knowledge Rodon Emergency Management can provide. Additional projects that RODON has been engaged in are available upon request. For security reasons, in some cases the information provided below in non-specific in nature.
Risk Assessment for Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Apr 2022 – ongoing - Rodon is conducting a Risk Assessment of the Army Officer’s Mess in the NCR, which includes assessments of structural components, fire suppression/evacuation codes etc., and the provision of recommendations on the continued use of the building.
Provision of Training in Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Response Standard Operating Procedures for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC - Middle East)April – May 2022 – Mr. Morris was engaged by Calian Group Ltd. to assist in the development and delivery of training to representatives from the six member nations of the GCC on a web-based standard operating procedures database for emergency responders. This includes on-line live training in nuclear and radiological emergency response, facilitation of workshops and the facilitation of a virtual TTX designed to reinforce the training, and confirm that learning objectives have been satisfied.
Review of Nuclear Emergency Response (NER) capabilities for the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) Jan - May 2022 - Mr. Morris was engaged by Calian Group Ltd. to provide subject matter expertise for a review of the provinces NER capabilities, limitations, plans and procedures as a member of a team of subject matter experts. The review includes a gap analysis and roadmap report, strategic organizational review and prioritization for capability generation. It also includes the development of high priority plans and procedures.
Risk Assessment for Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Dec 2021 – Jan 2022 Rodon completed a Risk Assessment of the RCAF Officer’s Mess in the NCR, which included assessments of structural components, fire suppression/evacuation codes etc., and provided recommendations on the use of the building.
Threat Risk Assessment for PSPC December 2021 – Rodon was engaged by the Federal Government to conduct a TRA for a piece of critical infrastructure in the National Capital Region.
LRT Security and Training Gap Analysis Aug – Sep 21 – Rodon was engaged to assist in the development of a Gap Analysis for the Confederation Line extension for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit. This included an analysis of current emergency operating procedures, the TRA and a strategic assessment of training needs including a methodology to achieve maximum benefit from training opportunities.
Exercise Unified Command Dec 2020 – February 2022 – Mr. Morris was engaged to act as the Lead Controller for a full scale nuclear emergency response field exercise at a reactor site for Ontario Power Generation. This included the facilitation of a full-day discussion regarding recovery from a severe accident at a nuclear generating station.
Exercise Synergy Challenge 2021 July 2020 – Apr 2021 – Rodon was engaged to provide Lead Controller services for this NER exercise involving Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, the Province of New Brunswick and the Federal Government. In all, approximately 45 agencies including private entities, municipal, provincial and federal government departments and agencies and international organizations were involved with the exercise which took place over two days.
Threat Risk Assessment for National Defence
Jun 2019 - Mar 2020 - Rodon was engaged to act as the Technical Lead for a Threat Risk Assessment for National Defence, leading a team of SMEs.
City of Ottawa Emergency Management Tabletop Exercise
Dec 2018 - Jan 2019 - Rodon was engaged by the City of Ottawa to develop and deliver a TTX that would engage the Emergency Management Operations Centre Control Group while satisfying the requirements of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The exercise was very well received and consisted of the TTX and a facilitated after action review and report.
City of Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Full Scale Emergency Response Exercise
Jan - Dec 2018 - Rodon was engaged to provide Project Management, Lead Design and Lead Control functions, as well as some administrative/logistical support for the development and execution of this full scale exercise. This exercise was designed to evaluate/validate emergency response plans and procedures. The exercise was developed specifically for the new LRT and tested emergency response interoperability, specialized SOPs and communications as well as other aspects of emergency response.
DND Threat Risk Assessment (TRA) interim methodology development
Nov 2016 – Jun 2020 – Mr. Morris was the Lead Technical Writer for the development of a new interim methodology for the conduct of TRAs within DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). This multi-year project includes leading a team of experts during the performance of a literature review of current national and international methodologies, developing new tools for the application of a newly developed methodology and performing tests of the interim solution.
Maritime Forces Atlantic NER Plan Update
Nov 2016 – Jul 2017 – Engaged to provide Nuclear Emergency Response (NER) expertise while updating several aspects of the NER Plan for the operational response team based out of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax.
TVRA for a U.N. Meeting of the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
Nov 2016 – Feb 2017 – Rowan Morris (Rodon) was one of two experts engaged to perform an all hazards Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA) for this meeting which brought together some 1,000 delegates from over 50 member states at the Palais de Congrès in Montreal during the month of March 2017. The TVRA included an all hazards national security threat assessment, identification and valuation of assets, identification and analysis of vulnerabilities, assessment of residual risk and provision of recommendations where warranted to mitigate risk above a pre-identified threshold.
Execution of a CBRNE TRA and development of response plans and procedures for a Government Security Agency
Nov 2016 – Mar 2017 – Rowan Morris (Rodon) was one of two CBRNE experts responsible for the execution of a CBRNE security review followed by the development of a CBRNE concept of operations and CBRNE response plan;
Berlin table top exercise (TTX)
Nov 2016 – This counter terrorism exercise, developed for the US Department of State, examined information sharing and tested the use of a data fusion centre for determining and as a result thwarting a pending plot to attack a major event. Mr. Morris was the co-designer of this exercise which included the development of the MEL, injects, timelines and exercise materials. The exercise was subsequently delivered and was very successful in achieving all goals.
Exercise Elaion Response East
This full scale counter terrorism exercise (FSX) was developed and executed during the period May – Nov 2016. Rodon (Rowan Morris) was the Lead Controller and co-designer of this exercise designed to test the response of municipal, provincial and federal response assets to the threat and subsequent explosives attack on a (TNPI Inc.) pipeline in the Peel/Greater Toronto Region of Ontario. This two day exercise was preceded by a TTX that explored potential response gaps between responding agencies in order that these gaps could be closed and tested prior to the FSX taking place;
Exercise Elaion Response East - Development of a Roles and Responsibilities Environmental Scan
During the period Feb-May 2016, this report assessed the integration of plans and procedures and identified potential response gaps to the response of a terrorist act on critical infrastructure (pipeline) in the Peel and Greater Toronto Regions. The report summarized many emergency response plans (ERPs) including but not limited to several after action reports, corporate (critical infrastructure owner) ERPs, regional ERPs, Ontario ministry of health ERP and the OPP CBRN ERP.
Development of CBRNE Counter Terrorism Concept of Operations for a Government Security Agency
Mar 2016 – This project involved the co-authoring of a generalized threat profile and draft concept of operations in response to a CBRNE threat.