Monday, June 30, 2008

EMS saved in Cote Saint-Luc

Montreal Express

After several years of painstaking lobbying, letter writing, conference calls, visits to Minister’s offices and petitions signed by thousands in support of CSL EMS legislation was finally adopted by the Quebec National Assembly (Bill 22) securing the future for CSL EMS as the sole First Response authority in the City of Cote Saint-Luc.
“This is an amazing and pivotal moment in the history of CSL EMS”, said Glenn J. Nashen, City Councillor responsible for Public Safety, and himself a nearly 30 year member of EMS. “This also comes with great responsibility, as we continue to safeguard the residents of our community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Nashen said that the City will continue to invest in upgrading its fleet, equipment, uniforms and facilities. “Our newest emergency vehicle will be arriving in a few weeks – perfect timing to allow us to show the community that we are modernizing to continue to serve them proudly and professionally,” he said.

Nashen also thanked MNA Lawrence Bergman for his support of CSL EMS in steering this issue through the decision making corridors of the National Assembly.