RHBOT attended the very informative Ward 2 Safety Symposium yesterday evening, organized by Councillor Scott Thompson. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from:
Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services on the critical importance of emergency preparedness;
YRP Const. Brian Hinds on crime prevention and how the Neighborhood Watch program can help both secure and strengthen communities;
Members of the Richmond Hill Road Watch Committee on the alarming statistics of our roadways, with almost five fatalities every day in 2020 across Canada, and how residents can help lower this number through practicing safe, defensive driving, and reporting unsafe driving through the Road Watch program; and
Jason Colterman from St. John Ambulance on the importance of a first aid and CPR course, the laws protecting Canadians who choose to help, and a stark reminder that your safety and well-being, including mental health, can be significantly affected even in best case scenarios.
Representatives from Access Richmond Hill were also present to answer questions. The Access Richmond Hill Contact Centre is your one-stop shop for all general inquiries, concerns and questions about programs and services in Richmond Hill.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
We thank Councillor Scott Thompson and his team for organizing this event, and the Richmond Hill City Council, York Region Police, and all the other amazing organizations working tirelessly to ensure Richmond Hill remains a safe place for businesses and families.
Learn more about these programs, services, and about staying safe and secure by visiting the following websites.