Public Safety

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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Posted Friday, December 16, 2016

Emergency exerciseCity officials and community partners recently tested emergency procedures during a table-top exercise on Thursday, December 15 th .
Officials tested the City’s procedures by responding to a simulated emergency involving a major earthquake in the City of Cornwall.
The table-top exercise gave officials a chance to deal with a variety of simulated scenarios to test its management and coordination of resources during an emergency.
"The City of Cornwall has a requirement...

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Posted Monday, December 12, 2016

Cornwall Fire ServiceChristmas time has a higher-than-normal incidence of fire related deaths and this can turn what should be a festive period into a time of regret and sadness for many Canadians. Very often, the cause of these fires is related to the Christmas tree or its decorations, to electricity due to overloaded circuits, or the improper use of fireplaces.
Here’s some tips to keep in mind:
Use Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified strings/sets.
Use the proper light...

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