Safety committee meeting in respect of Etobicoke elementary school closed due to COVID-19
Etobicoke elementary school closed due to COVID-19
by the Allegheny County Office of Emergency Management (OCOEEM)
At 10:47 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, firefighters responded to a call of a building fire at Etobicoke elementary school. A limited number of staff and students were able to evacuate the building. Crews arrived to find thick smoke coming from the first floor.
A hole in the roof of the school allowed firefighters to search the roof and ceilings for possible victims. They found two children aged seven and nine who needed immediate medical attention. They were transferred to the hospital in serious condition, and were later transferred to another hospital for further treatment.
Three adults were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Fire investigators and maintenance officials were at the scene later in the day to search for evidence of accidental ignition. The investigation is still underway.
About the Allegheny County Office of Emergency Management
The Allegheny County Office of Emergency Management (OCOEEM) was formed in the beginning of February 2008. OCOEEM is the only county emergency management agency that is authorized and staffed by both county-wide and state-wide groups. OCOEEM conducts education and training programs to enhance and sustain the workforce of its Emergency Management Departments and AID, and oversees the annual training of its divisional commanders and field units. It also administers and develops the county strategic plan. Since its inception, OCOEEM has also assembled and maintains the county’s first alert system, the Common Alert Address and Alert System.
Source: Allegheny County Office of Emergency Management