On the COVID-19 Frontlines (S1 E3)

Sergeant Brigitte O’Driscoll, The Royal Montreal Regiment, talks about her experiences as 2IC of a team working in a Montreal long-term care facility.

Sergeant Brigitte O’Driscoll is a Reservist with The Royal Montreal Regiment. For the past three weeks, she hasn't been at her civilian job with the Hudson, Quebec Fire Department. Instead, she's been working in one of Montreal's long-term care facilities. Sgt O’Driscoll is one of more than one thousand Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members deployed on Operation LASER in the province of Quebec.

She talks with host Lieutenant Adam Orton about her role as 2IC of a team working in a long-term care facility. Topics covered include the team’s tasks and duties, working with civilian and other CAF staff, protective measures and unit communications and morale.

You can find out more about the Canadian Army’s response to the coronavirus emergency here.

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