Put Yourself in Our Boots

Have you seen the Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign?

It’s another Canadian public safety campaign highlighting the issue of workplace safety from the point of view of emergency responders. Is it just me or the Canadians sure put much more time into this stuff than we do?

The campaign has a “10-minute safety video highlights the story of John Petropoulos, a Calgary Police Service constable who passed away in the line of duty on Sept. 29, 2000 at the age of 32. John was investigating a break & enter complaint at a warehouse when he fell through a false ceiling. He died from brain injuries sustained from the fall. There was no safety railing to warn John of the danger and the call ended up being a false alarm.”

In addition, the campaign also has 3 separate public service announcements – 1 each for police, fire and EMS.

Be safe.

Leave a Reply