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Mock Emergency Drill at Port Elgin Beach

June 27, 2016
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The Saugeen Shores Life Saving Club in collaboration with the Saugeen Shores Fire Department, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Police Services and Bruce County EMS are conducting a Mock Emergency Drill at the Port Elgin Beach on the evening of July 5th, 2016 at 7:35pm. Prior to the Mock Emergency, the collaborative group will be conducting a public Water Safety Information Session and Demonstration.

This mock emergency will show the community’s emergency resources and how they work together to support one another during a water emergency.

There will be an Information Booth situated beside the Drill Scene where local residents and tourists can collect information from Red Cross, Lifesaving Society and the Saugeen Shores Life Saving Club about Water Safety, Fire Safety and Lifesaving. Contact information for emergency services will also be provided.

Every year in Ontario there are approximately 178 drownings ( Drowning Report ) in and around water ways. The most recent coroner’s data indicates there has been an increase 8% increase from 2008 – 2012. With 64% of those deaths occurring between the months of May and September*, Emergency Service Partners are aiming to educate residence and tourists to be safe in and around the water this summer. The main focus of the mock emergency will be “Boat Sober”, “Lifejackets Save Lives” and “Get Trained”.

The Mock Emergency Drill will show residents and tourists that these services are available to them in the event of an emergency.

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