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Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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Greetings,

The high risk section should include mandatory “buddy” in any high risk situation not the suggestion to avoid it. If the personnel is trained to use the equipment eg. chainsaw ?!? Bring in suppression personnel to assist in investigation or for extra hands…If your in a dangerous occupancy and need the police call them and explain the reasoning behind their attendance. Do not abuse it but most times the police would like to be in the places that they get invited to by us as opposed to having to get a warrant to enter.
Having the established communication contact is a great step to assist with safety, and having a “code word” for dispatch to send police is critical. I believe Niagara region uses code blue for officer needs immediate assistance and the cavalry responds.
Best Regards,
Duncan Rydall