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November 21, 2003
Paramedics and their partners promoting window safety
  
Window safety devices save lives. Toronto EMS paramedics and the Canadian
Window and Door Manufacturers Association are teaming up to support a SMARTRISK
window and door safety campaign. Keep your kids safe - install and use window
safety devices.

Visitors at the 'win-door North America 2003' trade show held this week at the
Metro Toronto Convention Centre took part in a mini-golf putting challenge,
hoping to win a set of irons provided by the North American Profiles Group.

The money raised will go toward an injury prevention campaign aimed at reducing
the number of children who fall from windows or balconies.

"Several children in the Toronto area have been killed or injured in recent
years because they fell out of unsecured windows," said Bruce Farr, Chief of
Toronto Emergency Medical Services.
"These tragedies are preventable and we hope that, through public education, we
can make parents and children aware of these risks and eliminate window falls.
Window safety devices save lives."

A cheque presentation for money raised during win-door North America 2003 will
be presented to SMARTRISK by Toronto EMS and the Canadian Window and Door
Manufacturers Association at 2 p.m. today at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, South Building, 800 Level at the Partners Promoting Window-Door Safety
booth.

The City of Toronto requires that mechanical safety devices be installed on all
apartment windows two metres above the ground. For more details on City of
Toronto window safety licensing and standards, see:
http://www.toronto.ca/your_health/window.htm

For more safety tips, see: http://www.toronto.ca/ems/safety_tips/child_1.htm
and
the SMARTRISK Web site: www.smartrisk.ca

Media contacts:
Peter Macintyre,
Toronto EMS,
416-392-2069

Larry Roberts,
Toronto EMS,
416-392-2255



 

 

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