Street names almost ready for Emergency responders in Kahnawake

Written by on December 11, 2018

The new Emergency Location Map is almost ready for use. Director of Public Safety, Arnold Lazare says increasing growth in Kahnawake can mean confusion for some emergency first responders. A new mapping project which assigns a physical address to all locations in Kahnawake, will ensure first-responders get where they need to go: “There’s been instances in the past because of confusion, response was delayed by 5, 10, 20 minutes. By having this system responders will know exactly where they’re going which can make a big difference in fire rescue and police.” Lazare says the Map will not result in street signs on the territory and that the data is intended only for emergency services and will not be usable for services such as Amazon or UPS. Kahnawa’kehró:non are being invited to verify their location on the map and find out more information about the system at   this Wednesday and again Wednesday, December 19th. Lazare says fridge magnets and phone stickers will be created to ensure community members know and remember their emergency ID number. He says they hope to have the system up and running by late January.

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