Watch: CSL EMS – It takes leadership to save lives | SMU de CSL Un leadership assuré et fiable

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Watch and share: CSL Emergency Medical Services has always been my passion. I’ve responded to many hundreds of calls through the years, performed CPR 125 times and I take enormous pride in this life-saving service. I was awarded the Governor General’s Award for more than 20 years in EMS. In my next mandate as City Councillor I plan to continue to grow this unique volunteer organization to help save lives and come to your assistance rapidly.

 

 

 

Regardez et partagez: CSL Services médicaux d’urgences a toujours été ma passion. J’ai répondu à plusieurs centaines d’appels au cours des années, j’ai fait la RCR 125 fois et je suis très fier de ce service qui sauve des vies. J’ai reçu le Prix du Gouverneur général pour mes plus de 20 ans dans le SMU. Au cours de mon prochain mandat, à titre de conseiller municipal, je prévois continuer de faire croître cette organisation bénévole unique pour aider à sauver des vies et à venir rapidement à votre aide.

Côte Saint-Luc salutes its volunteers

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From April 10 to 16, 2016 the City of Côte Saint-Luc joins communities across Canada in celebrating the country’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

EMS class of 2013

EMS class of 2013

“Côte Saint-Luc is home is to more than 530 active volunteers including our first responders at EMS, our vCOP patrollers, and the many people who donate their time at the Côte Saint-Luc Library and the Parks and Recreation Department,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “On behalf of the City Council, I thank everyone who gives up their time to make our city so special.”

Volunteers from vCOP take a refresher in CPR and Automated External Defibrillation

Volunteers from vCOP take a refresher in CPR and Automated External Defibrillation

Côte Saint-Luc has proclaimed April 10 to 16 as National Volunteer Week in the city.

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CSL EMS patch 2016

Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions this Thursday and Sunday

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Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is looking for new members to join its team of volunteer medics.

 

A Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions take place at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre on Thursday, August 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunday, August 10 at 9am to 10:30 am, and again at 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

 

“Members must be active, eager to get involved, ready to learn and enjoy taking on challenges and making a difference in the community,” said Councillor Sam Goldbloom, the council member responsible for Public Safety services. “No previous first-aid training is required.”

 

EMS courses are offered twice during the year. Students complete in-class sessions and an on the-road apprenticeship, where they respond to real calls and put into practice the skills they learned in class. Members are encouraged to perform at least one shift per week.

CSL recognizes long serving veterans of EMS

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It was a great honour for me to be included among those recognized last night for their many years of service in building the Cote Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services. CSL EMS turns 50 years old this year.  The recognition event and graduation of the current class of new medics took place amid pomp and ceremony Monday night at Cote Saint-Luc City Hall.medal-003s

The Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal was presented by Mayor Anthony Housefather, Public Safety Councillor Sam Goldbloom and Director (and long time volunteer himself) Jordy Reichson to eight veterans following more than 20 years of dedicated service.

The Exemplary Service Medal, which was established in 1994 as part of the Canadian Honours System, recognizes individuals with at least 20 years of service in Emergency Medical Services and a strong commitment to exceptional performance.

I started at what used to be called EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) immediately after high school back in 1979. These were the years prior to First Responders and a coordinated ambulance service in Montreal. Residents would telephone directly to EMO and we would respond in our small fire-rescue truck, known as RMF-11 (Rescue, Medical, Fire).

Cote Saint-Luc EMO launched my side-career as an Urgences-Santé ambulance technician in 1980

Cote Saint-Luc EMO launched my side-career as an Urgences-Santé ambulance technician in 1980

Glenn J. Nashen on duty with Urgences Santé and Jeff Silver (in brown coveralls) with EMO

Glenn J. Nashen on duty with Urgences Santé and Jeff Silver (in brown coveralls) with EMO

Our first responder service was launched a few years later and I spent the next 20 years in active duty as a volunteer.

Shortly after being first elected in 1990, Councillor Ruth Kovac and I set off to form the EMO Review Committee and proposed upgrading the service to a full city service with a paid director, round the clock coverage, in-house training of our volunteer medics and widespread training of our residents, staff and visitors in CPR.

My EMO involvement also led to 5 years of volunteer service on the Canadian Ski Patrol.  I rose to the level of Assistant Patrol Leader at Mont Alta in Ste-Agathe.

My EMO involvement also led to 5 years of volunteer service on the Canadian Ski Patrol. I rose to the level of Assistant Patrol Leader at Mont Alta in Ste-Agathe.

In total I have been involved in our Emergency Medical services and every aspect of Public Safety for 35 years, well over half of my life!

Receiving the Governor General's medal from Cllr. Sam Goldbloom, Mayor Anthony Housefather and Public Safety Director Jordy Reichson

Receiving the Governor General’s medal from Cllr. Sam Goldbloom, Mayor Anthony Housefather and Public Safety Director Jordy Reichson

Additionally I served 18 years as an Emergency Medical Technician with Urgences Santé, five years on the Canadian Ski Patrol, and founded and spent countless hours with the CSL volunteer Citizens on Patrol group. My involvement doesn’t stop there having overseen Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on City Council since 1990.

I am very proud to have championed the first municipal bylaw requiring bike helmets in Canada and spending the last three decades advocating for mandatory helmet requirements for cyclists. It is with passion for caring for the injured, sick and needy that I  have promoted the legal recognition of Paramedics in pre-hospital emergency medical care in Quebec.

Proud to be among many deserving veterans of EMS including Patti-Bath Lietman, Hal Newman, Rick Liebmann

Proud to be among many deserving veterans of EMS including Patti-Bath Leitman, Hal Newman and Rick Liebmann

There are so many highlights in my years in EMS. I have performed CPR more than 125 times and successfully revived one in four patients. One of my most memorable occasions serving on Montreal ambulances was my first and only delivery of a baby boy in his mother’s house, which permitted me to proudly wear a tiny blue stork pin on my uniform.

Riding aboard Cote Saint-Luc's first Rescue Medical Fire vehicle RMF-11, 1981

Riding aboard Cote Saint-Luc’s first Rescue Medical Fire vehicle RMF-11 in 1981

I remember with pride serving CSL EMO in a historical torrential downpour in 1987 that closed our underpasses stranding thousands of residents and spending fifteen straight days overseeing emergency services and communications during the 1998 Ice Storm.

Glenn J. Nashen on duty with Cote Saint-Luc Emergency Measures Organization, 1981

Glenn J. Nashen on duty with Cote Saint-Luc Emergency Measures Organization, 1981

Of major importance was my involvement, seven years ago, alongside Mayor Housefather, Councillor Kovac and MNA Lawrence Bergman in solidifying community support for EMS and the adoption of a special law in the National Assembly to allow our city to keep EMS as the First Responder service when the Montreal Fire Department took over this mandate everywhere else on the island.

Saving EMS at the Quebec National Assembly

Saving EMS at the Quebec National Assembly in 2007

Thank you to Mayor Housefather for his confidence in appointing me to my public safety and emergency preparedness positions for the last ten years and to Jordy Reichson for his collaboration and dedication to serving our community.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen on duty with vCOP

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen on duty with vCOP

This has been a most rewarding, inspiring and epic journey for me, and for the thousands of volunteers who have crossed through the doors at Cote Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services. Thank you to all those who have been involved in EMS for this great honour and immense privilege to serve.

 

Actively working to keep CSL safe and secure

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Cote Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol

Cote Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol

My portfolio on City Council is Public Safety and Transportation and, as such, I head the city’s Emergency Services Committee ensuring the best quality services to our community. This puts me in touch with our Public Safety Department, which includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Public Security and Volunteer Citizens on Patrol, (vCOP) and its director Jordy Reichson, as well as regular contact with Commander Marc Cournoyer at Police Station 9.

Meeting our new police commander, Marc Cournoyer

Meeting our new police commander, Marc Cournoyer

As chair of our Disaster Planning Committee, I work with all services behind the scenes to safeguard the residents of Côte Saint-Luc in the event of a major disaster.

While EMS is my passion, another area where I have an impact on the day-to-day lives of residents is as head of the Transportation Committee. I have spearheaded several pedestrian-safety initiatives such as our centre-of-the-road crosswalk signs, speed-reducing street line markings and bumped-out sidewalks at intersections.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen initiated new high visibility crosswalk signage in Cote Saint-Luc such as the one pictured above as well as the middle-of-the-road flexi signs

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen initiated new high visibility crosswalk signage in Cote Saint-Luc such as the one pictured above as well as the middle-of-the-road flexi signs

As founder of vCOP, I’ve worked with outstanding members of our community to create a corps of residents to augment our sense of community safety and to be available for large scale emergencies. After just seven years, vCOP is a resounding success, the first of its kind anywhere in Quebec. More than 80 volunteers have been trained to patrol city streets and parks every day and to assist when required until arrival of emergency services.

Kudos to Cote Saint-Luc's long-serving medics

Kudos to Cote Saint-Luc’s long-serving medics

Your City Council and I are your closest level of representation–easily accessible to you and always responsive. I invite you to share your concerns and suggestions.

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130 residents endorse Nashen for re-election in district 6

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The municipal election campaign has begun in Cote Saint-Luc’s District 6. Today Councillor Glenn J. Nashen has officially launched his re-election bid and has filed his candidacy papers with the vice-president of elections. To support his candidacy, Nashen has amassed 130 signatures of residents on his nomination papers.

Nashen will be seeking re-election in the district he grew up in and has represented since 1990.

Mayor Anthony Housefather has announced support for Nashen along with his incumbent colleagues.

“Glenn J. Nashen continues to be a great advocate for public safety, always looking for new ways to make Cote Saint-Luc an even safer place in which to live. Glenn was a volunteer with our Emergency Medical Services organization for many years,” Mayor Housefather said.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen on duty with vCOP

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen on duty with vCOP

“He continues to oversee that dossier, in addition to our Public Security, Emergency Preparedness and the volunteer Citizens on Patrol – an extraordinary service which he created. Glenn is constantly in touch with our local Police and Fire Departments, ensuring that matters of public safety are in good hands,” added the mayor.

“This has been an excellent council and a superb mandate during these last four years. Our group of eight has in fact been together since we demerged from Montreal. We have been an effective and business oriented team overseeing the city,” Mayor Housefather said.

Nashen led the demerger forces along with Housefather, Ruth Kovac and Mitchell Brownstein returning the area to its historic city status.

“I have always believed in empowering each member of council and I am very pleased with the success that has come with my decision to assign portfolios. We have accomplished everything that was promised and more. I would be proud to serve with each one of these dedicated civic leaders for the next four years,” Housefather added.

The Nashens begin the door to door campaign in front of Glenn's first home on Cork Ave in late August

The Nashens begin the door to door campaign in front of Glenn’s first home on Cork Ave in late August

Nashen began his door to door campaign in August with a goal of knocking on every single door in District 6. “I may not find everyone at home when I come knocking, but anyone can reach me at anytime,” Nashen said.

Nashen is one of the most accessible councillors with a substantial presence on social media. His blog, Nashen Notes, has nearly 2000 posts about the city with archival news clips and photos dating back several decades. He is also active on Twitter and Facebook, posting breaking news items and local news not found in any newspaper.

Élections municipales du 3 novembre 2013 – C’est aujourd’hui le début de la période électorale municipale au Québec

C’est aujourd’hui que débute la période électorale précédant les élections générales municipales du 3 novembre prochain. Il s’agit d’une étape particulièrement importante dans les 1 103 municipalités du Québec.

Pour avoir la qualité d’électeur, vous devez :

 

avoir 18 ans ou plus le jour du scrutin, soit le 3 novembre 2013

Et

le 1er septembre 2013

être de citoyenneté canadienne;

ne pas être soumis au régime de la curatelle;

ne pas être déclaré coupable d’une infraction qui constitue une manœuvre électorale frauduleuse;

Et à cette même date (1er septembre), remplir l’une des deux conditions suivantes :

être domicilié dans la municipalité et, depuis au moins six mois, au Québec; ou

être le propriétaire d’un immeuble ou l’occupant d’un établissement d’entreprise situé sur le territoire de la municipalité, depuis au moins 12 mois.

L’électeur non domicilié dans la municipalité mais propriétaire d’un immeuble ou occupant d’un établissement d’entreprise situé sur le territoire de la municipalité doit transmettre un écrit signé à la municipalité demandant d’ajouter son nom sur la liste électorale.

 

Les personnes copropriétaires d’un immeuble ou cooccupantes d’un établissement d’entreprise doivent désigner parmi elles, au moyen d’une procuration transmise à la municipalité, une seule personne qui peut être inscrite sur la liste électorale.

Photo of the Week #14: Golf Cart First Responders

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Cote Saint-Luc’s Emergency Medical Service volunteers are always ready to respond to urgent calls for help anywhere in the city.  With minimum training as First Responders, CSL EMS volunteers arrive on scene ahead of the Urgences Sante ambulance to quickly stabilize, reassure and comfort the patient.  EMS answers some 3000 calls per year originating from 911.

Pictured here are medics Isadore Friedman (left) and Benjamin Bouzo in an electric cart used at large  community events.

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