SAFE GRAD 2011 – CORNWALL CIVIC COMPLEX, Cornwall Ontario – May 12, 2011 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Cornwall ON – Cornwall SD&G Emergency Medical Services, Cornwall Community Police Services, Cornwall Fire Department and approximately 945 high school students from the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SD&G will take part in a presentation called Safe Grad 2011 – Making Smart Decisions.

The presentation will involve guest speakers including City of Cornwall Deputy Mayor Elaine MacDonald and Chief of Emergency Services Myles Cassidy, a video presentation, a real time vehicle extrication involving two cars and interviews with all actors/rescuers involved in the demonstration.  The cars will be involved in a simulated accident with injuries and feature the cooperative work of rescue personnel including Paramedics, Police and Fire personnel.  Students will witness a real time vehicle extrication demonstrating the effort and skills required to respond to a motor vehicle accident.

Following the presentation, students will be invited to leave their seating and interview Paramedics, Police, firefighters and the casualties.  In addition, students will be given the opportunity to view the vehicles up close and visit community information booths setup to provide education and awareness of programs aimed at youth.

Event:                Safe Grad 2011 – Making Smart Decisions
Date: Thursday 12 May 2011
Time:                10:00am to 11:30am
Location:        Cornwall Civic Complex, Ed Lumley Arena
100 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON

Safe Grad 2011 – Making Smart Decisions involves approximately 945 grade 12 students from high schools in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SD&G and will be conducted in a bilingual format.  Although, Cornwall SD&G EMS has conducted Safe Grad events in the last eight years, this event is the largest organized activity involving two ambulances with paramedic crews, police vehicles with officers and fire vehicles with firefighters.  The vehicle extrications will be conducted indoors on the arena surface of the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Schools confirmed to attend Safe Grad 2011 include:


Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School – 250 students
St. Joseph Catholic High School – 200 students
Ecole Secondaire La Citadelle – 160 students
Ecole Secondaire L’Heritage – 50 students
Rothwell-Osnabruck High School – 40 students
Vincent Massey School – 30 students
Holy Trinity Catholic High School – 90 students
Char-Lan District High School – 90 students
St. Matthew’s –  35 students

Partners involved in Safe Grad 2011 – Making Smart Decisions include:

Cornwall SD&G Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics
Cornwall Community Police Services and Police Officers
Cornwall Fire Department and Firefighters
City of Cornwall
Committee for Safe and Sober Highways and Waterways
Ontario Provincial Police
Emergency Management Ontario
Ministry of Transportation Ontario
Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
Metro Towing
Signature Driving School
Arrive Alive
Heart & Stroke
Melody Music
CCVS Drama Club

Paramedics, police, fire and simulated actors are available to demonstrate equipment, conduct interviews and participate in photo opportunities during the event and after the event.

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