A dozen members of OCEAP were on hand in Port Hope today to assist with the 2022 Santa Claus parade. Our dedicated members assisted with public safety by monitoring the road barricades along the parade route. It was a beautiful day and a great parade! Thanks to all of our members for helping out to keep Santa and our community safe.
OCEAP members assisted the Town of Port Hope with road closures during the Candlelight Walk last evening. A procession of singers holding candles worked their way down Walton and Queen Streets to the park where the Christmas lights were lit. OCEAP members attend these events at the request of the Municipality of Port Hope to provide an additional level of safety to the events.
OCEAP held an urban search and rescue training exercise today. With the support of Jubalee Beach Park, OCEAP members have an opportunity to search actual neighborhoods – looking around buildings, under decks and in sheds. We have been lucky to be able to make use of this venue for many years as an annual fall exercise.
The weather gave us a bit of an additional challenge as lake effect snow blew in reducing visibility and making walking and finding clues more difficult for the crews. We were also lucky to have a volunteer come out and take on the role of victim for the day. It was a great day and we believe members gained valuable experience.
OCEAP members were proud to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Port Hope today. OCEAP members assisted the Municipality by assisting with the road closures to maintain public safety.