Guelph Eramosa Safe Communities

Wellington County has brought local officials to the leadership table, including representatives from local government, public health, police, fire and emergency services, educational institutions, local business and health and safety organizations. Following that lead, Safe Communities Guelph-Eramosa Township is also comprised of residents from the township, the local OPP detachment, the fire department, EMS and local business interests.

Wellington County received its designation in June 2013, and in early 2014, Safe Communities Guelph-Eramosa Township joined as a sub-committee of the Wellington County group. We are a volunteer-based group of dedicated individuals from Guelph-Eramosa Township who work collaboratively with other stakeholders to ensure our Township is the safest it can be.

Our local program recognizes that in Wellington County the three main injury issues are those related to falls, motor vehicle collisions and intentional self harm.

In the past we have participated in the following events: Safe Communities Days at the Royal Distributing Center; Motorcycle Safety Day, Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Checks at the Rockwood Pioneer’s Day, Rockwood Fire Department Open House, and the Guelph-Eramosa Township Townhall Meeting on Road Safety concerns, just to name a few. We fully support the File of Life campaign put on by our Paramedic Services where magnetic cards with vital medical information can be placed on the side of a fridge so EMS can easy determine a person’s important medical conditions should they become unable to communicate. We’re very pound of our Snow Angels Program where ‘angels’ attend recipients’ driveways to shovel and clear the windrow at the end of the driveway and ensure a clear path is made from the roadway to the main entrance of the residence. The recipients of this program (either due to age or physical disability) do not have the ability to shovel which can lead to falls and injuries in the snow and ice. We’re always looking for new members to join us! We hold approximately 6 meetings a year and can be reached at [email protected] or Twitter @GET_Safe_Comm.

Chair – James Wingate