Weekly Review: April 25th-May 2nd

On April 29th, it was the ‪#‎NationalDayOfMourning‬. This was not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada tell us that in 2014, 919 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada – more than 2.5 deaths every single day. Among those, 13 were young workers aged 15-19 years old, and another 25 were workers aged 20-24 years old.

It is the hope of CCOHS, and of Rescue 7, that the annual observance of this day will help strengthen the resolve to establish safe and healthy conditions in workplaces across the nation. Please take the time today to remember, and to reflect.

Is your workplace the safest it could possibly be?

More awesome testimonials about our AWESOME staff:

“I want to say that I was really hesitant going into this workshop (as I have done a few of these in the past), but I MUST say the presenters you brought in were fantastic, dynamic, engaging etc, etc. It was very much worth attending!”
– Dario Pretto, Dept Head of Physical & Health Education at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School (Brampton)

“Hey rescue 7! I just wanted to say thank you to Steve who taught the HCP course April 27 in Guelph! He was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and did a great job at delivering the information in a “useable/real world” way! Please send my thanks his way!”
– Rachel S.

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(Left to right) CEO John Collie and wife Maureen, with friends Allison and Rick down at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Along with some other volunteers, they helped cooked dinner for over 100 families who are currently struggling with a sick child. Rescue 7 looks forward to working with this organization in the future!

Did you know last week was ‪#‎RailSafetyWeek‬? CN wants you to remember this tips for keeping yourself safe around trains. ‪#‎SeeTracksThinkTrain‬

Find out more here. 

This week, it’s ‪#‎NursingWeek‬, hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario! The theme this year is “With You Every Step of the Way” – and isn’t that accurate!

In 1971, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) designated May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday as International Nurses Day. In 1985, in recognition of the dedication and achievements of the nursing profession, the Canadian minister of health proclaimed the second week of May as National Nursing Week in Canada.

Florence Nightingale is best known around the world as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ who nursed British soldiers during the Crimean War and turned nursing into a profession. But she was also much more than that.

She was an activist, social theorist and author whose advocacy to improve health and sanitation for British Army soldiers, and writings on hospital planning and organization laid the foundation for nursing’s emphasis on social determinants of health today. Nightingale published more than 200 books, reports and pamphlets.

Nursing Week gives nurses across the world the chance to celebrate the work they do to keep Nightingale’s work alive by advocating for policies that keep people healthy, and care for them when they’re ill.

See more here!

chase mceachern

Rescue 7 is pleased to announce the 10th ANNUAL CHASE MCEACHERN GOLF TOURNAMENT!

WHEN? June 5th, 2016

WHERE? Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham

HOW? Four person, best ball; $200.00 per person, $50.00 of which will be going towards the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund ($50.00 tax receipts provided)

WHO? Everyone is welcome!

WHAT? Golf carts, a driving range, a BBQ lunch, a silent auction, and a full day of golfing fun!

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010807532289285/

Call 905-474-0770 to reserve your spot, today!

We are still looking for overall sponsors, hole-specific sponsors and donations of silent auction items. If you are interested in sponsoring the event with any of the above, contact John McEachern at johnmceachern@rescue7.net, or call 905-474-0770.

“Keeping Chase’s Dream Alive”

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 10.26.24 AMAlmost one week away, our FREE CPR and AED Skills Day on Saturday, May 14th, at the Georgian Chevrolet, in Barrie!

There is an entry maximum of 150 people, so get there early!
The first session will happen 10:00am-11:30am, and the second session will take place from 12:00pm-1:30pm, with a cap of 75 people per session.

Alex Nuttall MP will be present to speak, and there will also be a free lunch provided by The Butcher Shop!

Let us know you’re coming and RSVP to the event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1552858408343135/