North Shore ambulance to deliver Halloween treats
If you see an ambulance on Conception Bay’s north shore on Halloween (Oct. 31) there may be some treats inside. Why is that? Because for the 18th consecutive year, the North Shore Ambulance Service is conducting its safe treats event.
On Oct. 31, the ambulance service will travel from Job’s Cove on the northern tip of the Bay de Verde Peninsula to Kingston distributing treats to any ghosts or ghouls that cross their path.
The event encourages parents to accompany their children on Halloween, providing them the opportunity to go over common safety practices, some of which are may be forgotten.
These tips can include looking both ways before crossing the street, wearing bright or reflective clothing when outdoors and always letting your parents know where you are.
The program has a secondary purpose. As the emergency vehicle is already on the road, it will be readily available should an accident occur. This would cut down on any wait times.
Should this occur, a vehicle, possibly from the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department, would take over the distribution of treats.
Locations where the ambulance will stop have been pre-determined and the following is a schedule of when and where: