North Shore am­bu­lance to de­liver Hal­loween treats

The Compass - - NEWS -

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:

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