Working with community partners to keep Halton residents safe and healthy

On December 5, Halton Region donated three decommissioned vehicles to local St. John Ambulance branches. The St. John Ambulance Burlington branch received one decommissioned ambulance and one decommissioned emergency response unit (ERU). The St. John Ambulance Oakville-Milton & Halton Hills branch received one decommissioned cargo van.

Over the past few years, Halton Region has donated a number of decommissioned emergency vehicles to local St. John Ambulance branches. Our ongoing partnership is a great way to make the most of existing resources and provide continued service to the residents of Halton.

At the donation event, I was pleased to meet a number of the hardworking people who dedicate their time to improving the health and safety of Halton residents. Many of these folks are volunteers for St. John Ambulance and they support hundreds of public events and commit over 10,000 hours of medical first aid coverage and service each year in Halton.

Among other important community services, the people at St. John Ambulance train over 140,000 Ontarians in first aid and other health care related courses each year. As our community continues to grow, it is important that we recognize and support organizations like St. John Ambulance.

Chair Carr with St. John's Ambulance

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