Public Safety

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Department of Infrastructure & Municipal Works is undertaking annual maintenance of its fire hydrants and watermains.
Fire Hydrants are tested to ensure they are ready should our Fire services need to use them and also for flushing the watermains. Testing ensures that hydrants are in full working order and verifies their flow capacity.
In order to determine that a hydrant is capable of meeting fire flow requirements, City crews must open the hydrants and discharge...

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Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ConstructionWith construction season just around the corner, the City of Cornwall is reminding motorists to exercise caution when driving past or through a construction zone.
These areas require drivers to be especially cautious and attentive. From the heavy machinery to changes in road conditions during construction, these zones can be dangerous for drivers.
Construction areas can be particularly distracting for those who follow the same route daily.
Signage helps indicate changes...

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Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SnowbanksThe City of Cornwall is once again reminding residents to keep children away from snowbanks.
Snow banks are very appealing for children looking for a place to play. However, the message about the dangers associated with children tunneling into snowbanks needs to be addressed once again. You just have to do a quick search of the internet to see just how frequent deaths occur throughout North America from tunnel collapse.
"Parents are encouraged to monitor your children’s...

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Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At Home Care initiativeCornwall SDG Paramedic Services is launching a new initiative to try and reduce the high demand placed on hospital and ambulance resources during influenza season.
Over the next several weeks, a trained team of Paramedics, in collaboration with the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), will be providing ‘at home care’ for residents of long-term care facilities in Cornwall and SDG. This initiative will focus on identifying, treating and containing the influenza...

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Posted Thursday, February 09, 2017

Vince CellaWhile Cornwallites are tucked into bed and soundly asleep on a stormy winter night, Vince Cella is out on the streets of Cornwall masterfully controlling one of the City’s familiar blue snowplows, ensuring residents can make it to work on time when they wake up in the morning.
Responsible for roughly 60 kilometers of roadway on his route alone, Mr. Cella and five other operators work tirelessly for the City when a winter storm hits or when City streets need treating...

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