City Helps Fire Evacuees

- July 22nd, 2011

Kudos to city staff who have been working around the clock to care for the evacuees from the Kingfisher Lake First Nation.

Ottawa answered the bell when Emergency Management Ontario was looking for cities to assist with the evacuation in northern Ontario, where forest fires continue to rage. Nearly 300 people touched down in Ottawa this week and they are staying at Algonquin College residences.

City staff were quick to jump into action and they worked around the clock to make sure the evacuees were settled in. Paramedics and public health officials played a big role assessing the injured.

I hear now the city will be working with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health on programs and activities for Ottawa’s guests.

Categories: Emergency Services

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